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dc.contributor.authorMarschner, Zoëen_US
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorSolomon, Justinen_US
dc.contributor.editorJacobson, Alec and Huang, Qixingen_US
dc.description.abstractThe validity of trilinear hexahedral (hex) mesh elements is a prerequisite for many applications of hex meshes, such as finite element analysis. A commonly used check for hex mesh validity evaluates mesh quality on the corners of the parameter domain of each hex, an insufficient condition that neglects invalidity elsewhere in the element, but is straightforward to compute. Hex mesh quality optimizations using this validity criterion suffer by being unable to detect invalidities in a hex mesh reliably, let alone fix them. We rectify these challenges by leveraging sum-of-squares relaxations to pinpoint invalidities in a hex mesh efficiently and robustly. Furthermore, we design a hex mesh repair algorithm that can certify validity of the entire hex mesh. We demonstrate our hex mesh repair algorithm on a dataset of meshes that include hexes with both corner and face-interior invalidities and demonstrate that where naïve algorithms would fail to even detect invalidities, we are able to repair them. Our novel methodology also introduces the general machinery of sum-of-squares relaxation to geometry processing, where it has the potential to solve related problems.en_US
dc.publisherThe Eurographics Association and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International License
dc.titleHexahedral Mesh Repair via Sum-of-Squares Relaxationen_US
dc.description.seriesinformationComputer Graphics Forum

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    Geometry Processing 2020 - Symposium Proceedings

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