L. Freitag, T. Leurent, P. Knupp, D. Melander, "MESQUITE Design: Issues in the Development of a Mesh Quality Improvement Toolkit," Preprint ANL/MCS-P940-0302, March 2002. [pdf]
Poor mesh quality is known to adversely affect both solution efficiency and accuracy. There has been considerable research on a wide variety of mesh improvement algorithms, but the impact of these algorithms on applications has been limited because they are typically embedded in particular meshing software packages. To rectify this situation, we are developing a stand-alone mesh quality improvement toolkit called MESQUITE. In this paper, we describe the motivation goals, and design of MESQUITE and give some computational results using the underlying algorithms that show the benefit of such a package.