tet_mesh_boundary, an Octave code which reads information defining a tetrahedral mesh of points in 3D, and determines the triangular faces that form the boundary of the mesh; it writes out files containing the nodes and elements defining this TRI_SURFACE.
The tet mesh is defined by a node file containing the coordinates of nodes, and an element file containing sets of 4 or 10 node indices. (The present version of the program will only handle the 4 node case.)
Each tetrahedron has 4 triangular faces. Most of these faces will be shared by a neighbor tetrahedron, but those faces that are not shared by a neighbor constitute the boundary of the mesh.
The program identifies the triangular faces that form the boundary, and writes two files, a "boundary_node" file that lists the coordinates of the nodes, and a "boundary_element" file that lists the indices of the nodes used to form the faces. This pair of files defines a triangulated 3D surface, or "TRI_SURFACE".
tet_mesh_boundary ( 'prefix' )where prefix is the common file prefix:
The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the MIT license
tet_mesh_boundary is available in a C++ version and a Fortran90 version and a MATLAB version and a Octave version.
tet_mesh, an Octave code which is useful for work with tet meshes.
mesh_boundary, an Octave code which is given a mesh of a 2D region, formed by polygonal elements, and determines a sequence of pairs of polygonal vertices that define the boundary of the region.
tet_mesh_display, an Octave code which can read in the node and tetra files defining a tet mesh and display a wireframe image.
tet_mesh_order4, a directory which contains a description and examples of a tet mesh using order 4 elements.
tet_mesh_order10, a directory which contains a description and examples of a tet mesh using order 10 elements.
tet_mesh_tet_neighbors, a data directory which contains a description and examples of the format for storing information about neighboring tetrahedrons in a tetrahedral mesh.
tri_surface, a data directory which contains examples of TRI_SURFACE files, a 3D surface described by a collection of triangles.
tri_surface_display, an Octave code which displays the 3D graphics information in a TRI_SURFACE file;