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Title: A simple and effective element distortion factor
Authors: El-Hamalawi, Ashraf
Keywords: Element quality
Element distortion factor
Mesh generation
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: EL-HAMALAWI, A., 2000. A simple and effective element distortion factor. Computers and Structures, 75(5), pp. 507-513.
Abstract: In this paper, the main methods employed during mesh generation to control element distortion are reviewed and some shortcomings are outlined. New distortion factors are then introduced, which are both simple to implement, and along with the aspect ratio, provide a rapid measure of an element's quality. Some meshes demonstrating their use are finally presented.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Computers and Structures [© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: www.elsevier.com/locate/compstruc
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/S0045-7949(99)00105-4
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5161
ISSN: 0045-7949
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