Advancing Front Technique Used to Generate Block Quadrilaterals

  • Thilo Schönfeld
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics (NNFM) book series (NNFM, volume 44)


This short note presents an alternative approach of C.E.R.F.A.C.S. to sub-task 6.3.2 of the BRITE/EURAM EuroMesh project concerning the multi-block topology generation. The idea is to replace the interactive part of the common multi-block strategy by an automatic generation of the blocks. An unstructured mesh generation technique is used to automatically generate quadrangular blocks. In a separate step for each of the so-called macro-blocks a structured grid with rectangular cells is generated. Here we restrict ourselves to present some of the resulting grids. For a detailed description of the block generation algorithm we refer to the complete paper [1].


  1. [1]
    Schönfeld, T., Weinerfelt, P.: “The Automatic Generation of Quadrilateral Multi-Block Grids by the Advancing Front Technique”, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Numerical Grid Generation in Barcelona. pp. 743–754, Elsevier Science Publishers, North Holland, June 1991.Google Scholar
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    Peraire, J. et al: “Adaptive Remeshing for Compressible Flow Computations”, J. Comp. Phys. 72, pp. 449–466, 1987.zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Braunschweig/Wiesbaden 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thilo Schönfeld
    • 1
  1. 1.European Centre for Research and Advanced Training in Scientific ComputingC.E.RF.A.C.S.Toulouse CedexFrance

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