ZONE - a finite element mesh generator. [2-D, for CDC 7600]

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The ZONE computer program is a finite element mesh generator that produces the nodes and element description of any two-dimensional geometry. The geometry is subdivided into a mesh of quadrilateral and triangular zones arranged sequentially in an ordered march through the geometry. The order of march can be chosen so that the minimum bandwidth is obtained. The node points are defined in terms of the x and y coordinates in a global rectangular coordinate system. The zones generated are quadrilaterals or triangles defined by four node points in a counterclockwise sequence. Node points defining the outside boundary are generated for ... continued below

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Burger, M.J. March 12, 1980.

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    Publisher Info: California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
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The ZONE computer program is a finite element mesh generator that produces the nodes and element description of any two-dimensional geometry. The geometry is subdivided into a mesh of quadrilateral and triangular zones arranged sequentially in an ordered march through the geometry. The order of march can be chosen so that the minimum bandwidth is obtained. The node points are defined in terms of the x and y coordinates in a global rectangular coordinate system. The zones generated are quadrilaterals or triangles defined by four node points in a counterclockwise sequence. Node points defining the outside boundary are generated for slide lines and to describe pressure boundary conditions. The mesh that is generated can be used as input to any two dimensional as well as any axisymmetrical structure program. The following points are taken up: program concept and characteristics; regions; layers; meridians (offset, circular arc, ellipse); rays; common characterstics - rays and meridians, ZONE input description; output files; examples; and program availability. Also generated is the input to the program PLOT. 15 figures. (RWR)

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Pages: 33

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Dep. NTIS, PC A03/MF A01.

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  • Report No.: UCID-17139(Rev.1)
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/5455283 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5455283
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1063765

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  • March 12, 1980

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Burger, M.J. ZONE - a finite element mesh generator. [2-D, for CDC 7600], report, March 12, 1980; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1063765/: accessed August 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.