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 *  Gmsh tutorial 11
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 *  Unstructured quadrangular meshes
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// We have seen in tutorials t3 and t6 that extruded and transfinite meshes can
// be "recombined" into quads/prisms/hexahedra by using the "Recombine"
// keyword. Unstructured meshes can be recombined in the same way. Let's define
// a simple geometry with an analytical mesh size field:

Point(1) = {-1.25, -.5, 0}; Point(2) = {1.25, -.5, 0};
Point(3) = {1.25, 1.25, 0};  Point(4) = {-1.25, 1.25, 0};

Line(1) = {1, 2}; Line(2) = {2, 3};
Line(3) = {3, 4}; Line(4) = {4, 1};

Line Loop(4) = {1, 2, 3, 4}; Plane Surface(100) = {4};

Field[1] = MathEval;
Field[1].F = "0.01*(1.0+30.*(y-x*x)*(y-x*x) + (1-x)*(1-x))";
Background Field = 1;

// To generate quadrangles instead of triangles, we can simply add
Recombine Surface{100};

// If we'd had several surfaces, we could have used 'Recombine Surface "*";'.
// Yet another way would be to specify the global option "Mesh.RecombineAll =
// 1;".

// The default recombination algorithm is called "Blossom": it uses a minimum
// cost perfect matching algorithm to generate fully quadrilateral meshes from
// triangulations. More details about the algorithm can be found in the
// following paper: J.-F. Remacle, J. Lambrechts, B. Seny, E. Marchandise,
// A. Johnen and C. Geuzaine, "Blossom-Quad: a non-uniform quadrilateral mesh
// generator using a minimum cost perfect matching algorithm", International
// Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2011 (in press).

// For even better quadrilateral meshes, you can try the experimental "Delaunay
// for quads" (DelQuad) meshing algorithm: DelQuad is a triangulation algorithm
// that enables to create right triangles almost everywhere. Uncomment the
// following line to try DelQuad: Mesh.Algorithm = 8;