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author = {Turner, M and Moxey, D and Sherwin, SJ and Peiró, J},
doi = {10.7712/100016.1825.8410},
pages = {428--443},
title = {Automatic generation of 3D unstructured high-order curvilinear meshes},
url = {},
year = {2016}

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AB - The generation of suitable, good quality high-order meshes is a significant obstacle in the academic and industrial uptake of high-order CFD methods. These methods have a number of favourable characteristics such as low dispersion and dissipation and higher levels of numerical accuracy than their low-order counterparts, however the methods are highly susceptible to inaccuracies caused by low quality meshes. These meshes require significant curvature to accuratly describe the geometric surfaces, which presents a number of difficult challenges in their generation. As yet, research into the field has produced a number of interesting technologies that go some way towards achieving this goal, but are yet to provide a complete system that can systematically produce curved high-order meshes for arbitrary geometries for CFD analysis. This paper presents our efforts in that direction and introduces an open-source high-order mesh generator, NekMesh, which has been created to bring high-order meshing technologies into one coherent pipeline which aims to produce 3D high-order curvilinear meshes from CAD geometries in a robust and systematic way.
AU - Turner,M
AU - Moxey,D
AU - Sherwin,SJ
AU - Peiró,J
DO - 10.7712/100016.1825.8410
EP - 443
PY - 2016///
SP - 428
TI - Automatic generation of 3D unstructured high-order curvilinear meshes
UR -
ER -