Centroid Area Pull

Applies to: Surface Meshes

Summary: Attempts to create elements of equal area

To create elements of equal area

  1. On the Command Panel, click on Mesh and then Surface.
  2. Click on the Smooth action button.
  3. Select Centroid Area from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter in the appropriate values for Surface ID(s). This can also be done using the Pick Widget function.
  5. Click Apply.

Surface <range> Smooth Scheme Centroid Area Pull [Free]

Discussion:

This smooth scheme attempts to create elements of equal area. Each node is pulled toward the centroids of adjacent elements by forces proportional to the respective element areas (Jones, 74).