Optimize Jacobian hammer

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Applies to: Volume meshes

Summary: Produces locally-uniform hex meshes by optimizing element Jacobians


Volume <range> Smooth Scheme Optimize Jacobian [param]


The Optimize Jacobian method minimizes the sum of the squares of the Jacobians (i.e., volumes) attached to the smooth node. Meshes smoothed by this means tend to have locally-uniform hex volumes.

The parameter <param> has a default value of 1, meaning that the method will attempt to make local volumes equal. The parameter, which should always be between 1 and 2 (with 1.05 recommended), can be used to sacrifice local volume equality in favor of moving towards meshes with all-positive Jacobians.