[Gmsh] hexagonal surface tiling

Mark Smith piedycat at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 17 12:29:09 CEST 2017

Hi,You might like to look at Thomson Problem - Points on a Sphere there is the ability to export the nodal positions of the triangles that form the surface which can be converted to gmsh format quite easily,

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Thomson Problem - Points on a Sphere
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HTH regardsMark

      From: Andy Somogyi <andy.somogyi at gmail.com>
 To: gmsh at onelab.info 
 Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 7:26 AM
 Subject: [Gmsh] hexagonal surface tiling
Hi All, 
Would anyone know if it’s possible to generate a hexagonal / pentagonal surface tessellation of a sphere? 
I’d like to be able to generate a sphere, tesselate the surface in hexagons/pentagons, then extrude the surface out in the normal direction to create a mesh of high order prisms. 
Something similar to the attached figure. 
If it’s only possible to tile the surface with quads, how would I go about extruding the 2D surface in the normal direction. 
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