Advanced pre-processing methods

  • Thomas Reichl
  • Bernhard Mathis
  • Gernot Beer


A user friendly computer program is presented for the automatic generation of finite and boundary element meshes. The program is designed to be used by professionals that are relatively inexperienced in the use of numerical simulation software.


Mesh Generation Tunnel Excavation Simple Region Excavation Boundary Finite Element Method Mesh 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Reichl
    • 1
  • Bernhard Mathis
    • 1
  • Gernot Beer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Structural AnalysisGraz University of TechnologyAustria

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