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Python module for generating dual meshes

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Python module for generating dual meshes.

Requirements

  • meshio >= 4.0
  • numpy >= 1.16.3

Installation

Either install using pip

pip install dualmesh

or copy the file dualmesh.py from the dualmesh directory in this repository.

Example

We can go through the example of using dual_mesh.py module.

First, we import all the needed modules

# For opening a mesh file
import meshio
# For generating a dual mesh
import dualmesh as dm
# For plotting both the mesh and dual mesh
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

We load the mesh for which we want a dual mesh

msh = meshio.read("example.msh")

We get the dual mesh object using dual_mesh.py

dual_msh = dm.get_dual(msh, order=True)

We use matplotlib to plot the original mesh

fig, ax = plt.subplots()
ax.triplot(msh.points[:, 0], msh.points[:, 1], msh.cells["triangle"])

We loop over the polygons (cells) in the dual mesh and we plot them

for cell in dual_msh.cells["polygon"]:
    # We get the coordinates of the current polygon.
    # We repeat one of the points, so that when plotted, we get a complete polygon
    cell_points = dual_msh.points[cell + [cell[0]]]

    # We plot the points of the current polygon
    ax.plot(cell_points[:, 0], cell_points[:, 1], ":", color="black")

And finally we add the legend and save the resulting figure

# We add a legend to the figure
fig.legend([ax.lines[0], ax.lines[-1]], ["Mesh", "Dual mesh"])
# We save the resulting figure
fig.savefig("example.png")

Mesh and dual mesh

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