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nag_mesh2d_delaunay (d06abc)


    1  Purpose
    7  Accuracy

1  Purpose

nag_mesh2d_delaunay (d06abc) generates a triangular mesh of a closed polygonal region in 2, given a mesh of its boundary. It uses a Delaunay–Voronoi process, based on an incremental method.

2  Specification

#include <nag.h>
#include <nagd06.h>
void  nag_mesh2d_delaunay (Integer nvb, Integer nvint, Integer nvmax, Integer nedge, const Integer edge[], Integer *nv, Integer *nelt, double coor[], Integer conn[], const double weight[], Integer npropa, Integer itrace, const char *outfile, NagError *fail)

3  Description

nag_mesh2d_delaunay (d06abc) generates the set of interior vertices using a Delaunay–Voronoi process, based on an incremental method. It allows you to specify a number of fixed interior mesh vertices together with weights which allow concentration of the mesh in their neighbourhood. For more details about the triangulation method, consult the d06 Chapter Introduction as well as George and Borouchaki (1998).
This function is derived from material in the MODULEF package from INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique).

4  References

George P L and Borouchaki H (1998) Delaunay Triangulation and Meshing: Application to Finite Elements Editions HERMES, Paris

5  Arguments

1:     nvb IntegerInput
On entry: the number of vertices in the input boundary mesh.
Constraint: nvb3.
2:     nvint IntegerInput
On entry: the number of fixed interior mesh vertices to which a weight will be applied.
Constraint: nvint0.
3:     nvmax IntegerInput
On entry: the maximum number of vertices in the mesh to be generated.
Constraint: nvmaxnvb+nvint.
4:     nedge IntegerInput
On entry: the number of boundary edges in the input mesh.
Constraint: nedge1.
5:     edge[3×nedge] const IntegerInput
Note: the i,jth element of the matrix is stored in edge[j-1×3+i-1].
On entry: the specification of the boundary edges. edge[j-1×3] and edge[j-1×3+1] contain the vertex numbers of the two end points of the jth boundary edge. edge[j-1×3+2] is a user-supplied tag for the jth boundary edge and is not used by nag_mesh2d_delaunay (d06abc). Note that the edge vertices are numbered from 1 to nvb.
Constraint: 1edge[j-1×3+i-1]nvb and edge[j-1×3]edge[j-1×3+1], for i=1,2 and j=1,2,,nedge.
6:     nv Integer *Output
On exit: the total number of vertices in the output mesh (including both boundary and interior vertices). If nvb+nvint=nvmax, no interior vertices will be generated and nv=nvmax.
7:     nelt Integer *Output
On exit: the number of triangular elements in the mesh.
8:     coor[2×nvmax] doubleInput/Output
Note: the i,jth element of the matrix is stored in coor[j-1×2+i-1].
On entry: coor[i-1×2] contains the x coordinate of the ith input boundary mesh vertex, for i=1,2,,nvb. coor[i-1×2] contains the x coordinate of the i-nvbth fixed interior vertex, for i=nvb+1,,nvb+nvint. For boundary and interior vertices, coor[i-1×2+1] contains the corresponding y coordinate, for i=1,2,,nvb+nvint.
On exit: coor[i-1×2] will contain the x coordinate of the i-nvb-nvintth generated interior mesh vertex, for i=nvb+nvint+1,,nv; while coor[i-1×2+1] will contain the corresponding y coordinate. The remaining elements are unchanged.
9:     conn[3×2×nvmax+5] IntegerOutput
Note: the i,jth element of the matrix is stored in conn[j-1×3+i-1].
On exit: the connectivity of the mesh between triangles and vertices. For each triangle j, conn[j-1×3+i-1] gives the indices of its three vertices (in anticlockwise order), for i=1,2,3 and j=1,2,,nelt. Note that the mesh vertices are numbered from 1 to nv.
10:   weight[dim] const doubleInput
Note: the dimension, dim, of the array weight must be at least max1,nvint.
On entry: the weight of fixed interior vertices. It is the diameter of triangles (length of the longer edge) created around each of the given interior vertices.
Constraint: if nvint>0, weight[i-1]>0.0, for i=1,2,,nvint.
11:   npropa IntegerInput
On entry: the propagation type and coefficient, the argument npropa is used when the internal points are created. They are distributed in a geometric manner if npropa is positive and in an arithmetic manner if it is negative. For more details see Section 9.
Constraint: npropa0.
12:   itrace IntegerInput
On entry: the level of trace information required from nag_mesh2d_delaunay (d06abc).
No output is generated.
Output from the meshing solver is printed. This output contains details of the vertices and triangles generated by the process.
You are advised to set itrace=0, unless you are experienced with finite element mesh generation.
13:   outfile const char *Input
On entry: the name of a file to which diagnostic output will be directed. If outfile is NULL the diagnostic output will be directed to standard output.
14:   fail NagError *Input/Output
The NAG error argument (see Section 2.7 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation).

6  Error Indicators and Warnings

Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
On entry, argument value had an illegal value.
On entry, nedge=value.
Constraint: nedge1.
On entry, npropa=0.
On entry, nvb=value.
Constraint: nvb3.
On entry, nvint=value.
Constraint: nvint0.
On entry, the end points of the edge J have the same index I: J=value and I=value.
On entry, nvb=value, nvint=value and nvmax=value.
Constraint: nvmaxnvb+nvint.
On entry, EDGEI,J=value, I=value, J=value and nvb=value.
Constraint: EDGEI,J1 and EDGEI,Jnvb, where EDGEI,J denotes edge[J-1×3+I-1].
An internal error has occurred in this function. Check the function call and any array sizes. If the call is correct then please contact NAG for assistance.
An unexpected error has been triggered by this function. Please contact NAG.
See Section 2.7.6 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
An error has occurred during the generation of the boundary mesh. It appears that nvmax is not large enough: nvmax=value.
An error has occurred during the generation of the interior mesh. Check the inputs of the boundary.
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 2.7.5 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
Cannot close file value.
Cannot open file value for writing.
On entry, weight[I-1]=value and I=value.
Constraint: weight[I-1]>0.0.

7  Accuracy

Not applicable.

8  Parallelism and Performance

nag_mesh2d_delaunay (d06abc) makes calls to BLAS and/or LAPACK routines, which may be threaded within the vendor library used by this implementation. Consult the documentation for the vendor library for further information.
Please consult the x06 Chapter Introduction for information on how to control and interrogate the OpenMP environment used within this function. Please also consult the Users' Note for your implementation for any additional implementation-specific information.

9  Further Comments

The position of the internal vertices is a function position of the vertices on the given boundary. A fine mesh on the boundary results in a fine mesh in the interior. To dilute the influence of the data on the interior of the domain, the value of npropa can be changed. The propagation coefficient is calculated as: ω=1+ a-1.020.0 , where a is the absolute value of npropa. During the process vertices are generated on edges of the mesh Ti to obtain the mesh Ti+1 in the general incremental method (consult the d06 Chapter Introduction or George and Borouchaki (1998)). This generation uses the coefficient ω, and it is geometric if npropa>0, and arithmetic otherwise. But increasing the value of a may lead to failure of the process, due to precision, especially in geometries with holes. So you are advised to manipulate the argument npropa with care.
You are advised to take care to set the boundary inputs properly, especially for a boundary with multiply connected components. The orientation of the interior boundaries should be in clockwise order and opposite to that of the exterior boundary. If the boundary has only one connected component, its orientation should be anticlockwise.

10  Example

In this example, a geometry with two holes (two wings inside an exterior circle) is meshed using a Delaunay–Voronoi method. The exterior circle is centred at the point 1.0,0.0 with a radius 3. The main wing, using aerofoil RAE 2822 data, lies between the origin and the centre of the circle, while the secondary aerofoil is produced from the first by performing a translation, a scale reduction and a rotation. To be able to carry out some realistic computation on that geometry, some interior points have been introduced to have a finer mesh in the wake of those aerofoils.
The boundary mesh has 296 vertices and 296 edges (see Section 10.3 top). Note that the particular mesh generated could be sensitive to the machine precision and therefore may differ from one implementation to another. The interior meshes for different values of npropa are given in Section 10.3.

10.1  Program Text

Program Text (d06abce.c)

10.2  Program Data

Program Data (d06abce.d)

10.3  Program Results

Program Results (d06abce.r)

GnuplotProduced by GNUPLOT 4.6 patchlevel 3 Example Program Geometry for Generating Meshes gnuplot_plot_1
GnuplotProduced by GNUPLOT 4.6 patchlevel 3 Mesh Generated Using Arithmetic Coefficient ω=1.2 gnuplot_plot_1
GnuplotProduced by GNUPLOT 4.6 patchlevel 3 Mesh Generated Using Arithmetic Coefficient ω=1.0 gnuplot_plot_1
GnuplotProduced by GNUPLOT 4.6 patchlevel 3 Mesh Generated Using Geometric Coefficient ω=1.0 gnuplot_plot_1