## Abstract

Modern 3D Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) systems use mainly two types of geometric models. Classically, objects are defined by a Boundary Representation (B-Rep), where only the objects surfaces with their corresponding edges and nodes are stored. One disadvantage concerning a numerical simulation is that B-Rep models are not necessarily water-tight. These 'dirty geometries' cause major difficulties in computational analysis because even basic geometric operations such as point-in-membership tests fail, not to mention meshing as required by classical boundary conforming finite element methods. Alternatively, objects may be represented by Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG), which is strongly related to Procedural Modeling (PM). In this context, the model is created using Boolean operations on primitives. The modeling process is then either stored as a sequence (PM), or as a construction tree (CSG). In contrast to B-Rep models, CSG models are intrinsically water-tight. To run a finite element simulation on a water-tight CSG model, two alternatives are possible: (i) it can either be converted to a B-Rep-model to obtain a finite element mesh or (ii) its implicit description can be used directly by applying an embedded domain approach, like the Finite Cell Method (FCM). In this contribution, we present a design-through analysis methodology using CSG and FCM. A crucial point in FCM is a fast and reliable point-in-membership test which can be directly derived from the CSG model. We present the outline of the modeling approach, the realization of the point-in-membership test as a sequence of CSG-operations, and discuss advantages and limitations on complex models of relevance in mechanical engineering.

Originalsprache | Englisch |
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Titel | ECCOMAS Congress 2016 - Proceedings of the 7th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering |

Redakteure/-innen | G. Stefanou, M. Papadrakakis, V. Papadopoulos, V. Plevris |

Herausgeber (Verlag) | National Technical University of Athens |

Seiten | 2601-2613 |

Seitenumfang | 13 |

ISBN (elektronisch) | 9786188284401 |

DOIs | |

Publikationsstatus | Veröffentlicht - 2016 |

Veranstaltung | 7th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS Congress 2016 - Crete, Griechenland Dauer: 5 Juni 2016 → 10 Juni 2016 |

### Publikationsreihe

Name | ECCOMAS Congress 2016 - Proceedings of the 7th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering |
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Band | 2 |

### Konferenz

Konferenz | 7th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS Congress 2016 |
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Land/Gebiet | Griechenland |

Ort | Crete |

Zeitraum | 5/06/16 → 10/06/16 |