Applies to: Surface meshes

Summary: Elliptic smoothing technique for structured and unstructured surface meshes

To use winslow smoothing

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

Surface <range> Smooth Scheme Winslow [Free]


Winslow elliptic smoothing (Knupp, 98) is based on solving Laplaces equation with the independent and dependent variables interchanged. The method is widely used in conjunction with the mapping and submapping methods to give smooth meshes with positive Jacobians, even on non-convex two-dimensional regions. The method has been extended in Trelis to work on unstructured meshes.