Trelis 16.5 User Documentation

**Applies to**: Curves

**Summary**: Meshes curves by
adapting the interval size to the local curvature.

To mesh curves by adapting the interval size to the local curvature

- On the Command Panel, click on
**Mesh**and then**Curve**. - Click on the
**Mesh**action button. - Enter the values for
**Select Curves**. This can also be done using the**Pick Widget**function. - Select
**Curvature**from the drop-down menu. - Enter the appropriate
**Value**. - Click on
**Apply Size**and then**Mesh**.

Curve <range> Scheme Curvature <double>

**Discussion**:

The value of <double> controls the degree of adaptation. If zero, the resulting mesh will have nearly equal intervals. If greater than zero, the smallest intervals will correspond to the locations of largest curvature. If less than zero, the largest intervals will correspond to the locations of largest curvature. The default value of <double> is zero. Straight lines and circular arcs will produce meshes with near-equal intervals. The method for generating this mesh is iterative and may sometimes not converge. If the method does not converge, either the <double> is too large (over-adaptation) or the number of intervals is too small. Currently, the scheme does not work on periodic curves.