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Manuscript Title: Automatic three-dimensional finite element mesh generation using the program KUBIK. See also Comp. Phys. Commun. 32(1984)267.
Authors: S. Pissanetzky
Program title: KUBIK
Catalogue identifier: AAVO_v1_0
Distribution format: gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 32(1984)245
Programming language: Fortran.
Computer: IBM-370/158.
Program overlaid: yes
RAM: 32K words
Word size: 32
Peripherals: disc, graph plotter.
Keywords: General purpose, Other numerical, Plot, Mesh generation, Automatic finite element, 3d mesh generation.
Classification: 4.12, 14.

Nature of problem:
Generate a finite element mesh which approximates a given three- dimensional physical configuration. Two-dimensional physical configurations can also be represented as particular cases.

Solution method:
The configuration is divided into modules, and each module into elements. The modules are assembled as required and a mesh connectivity matrix is generated. The geometry of the structure is determined by specifying each module independently.

Restrictions:
None, except those placed by the installation available to the user. As an estimation, a mesh with about 1,000 nodes and 1,000 elements can be generated with a computer having 32 Kwords of fast memory.

Running time:
For a mesh with 1,000 nodes and 1,000 elements, the CPU running time is about 30 sec on the IBM-360, plus time required for output or plotting.