Overview of 3D meshing methods using open source tools
Learn how to use Salome and Gmsh to build beautiful 3D mesh.
The Internet is full of beautiful 3D mesh examples, but it is difficult to get clues about how they were constructed. In fact, creating a good 3D mesh can be very painful without the right tools or training. Furthermore, most of commercial pre-processing software have been improving and propose powerful 3D meshing algorithm, capable of building hybrid or full hexahedron mesh. The aim of this article is to give an overview of the constraints involved when building a 3D mesh for structural finite element, as well as exposing various meshing methods relying on free and open source tools. [Read More]