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List of Publications (Updated on 07/02/2010)
Ph.D Thesis

Unstructured Three-Dimensional Mesh Generation with Controlled Anisotropy and Directionality, Mechanical Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University, May 2002

Journal Papers

Soji Yamakawa, Iacopo Gentilini, and Kenji Shimada, "Subdivision Templates for Converting a Non-Conformal Hex-Dominant Mesh to a Conformal Hex-Dominant Mesh without Pyramid Elements," Engineering with Computers, Vol. 27, pp. 51-65, DOI 10.1007/s00366-010-0178-6, 2011.

Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "Polygon Crawling: Feature Edge Extraction from a General Polygonal Surface for Mesh Generation," Engineering with Computers, Vol. 26, pp. 249-264, DOI 10.1007/s00366-009-0165-y, 2010.

Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "88-Element Solution to Schneiders' Pyramid Hex-Meshing Problem," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 26, Issue 12, pp. 1700-1712, DOI: 10.1002/cnm.1256, 2010

Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "Converting a Tetrahedral Mesh to a Prism-Tetrahedral Hybrid Mesh for FEM Accuracy and Efficiency," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 80, Issue 1, pp. 74-102, 2009

Soji Yamakawa, Charles Shaw, and Kenji Shimada, "Layered Tetrahedral Meshing of Thin-walled Solids for Plastic Injection Molding FEM", Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 315-326, 2006

Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "Fully-Automated Hex-Dominant Mesh Generation with Directionality Control via Packing Rectangular Solid Cells", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 57, pp. 2099-2129, 2003.

Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada,  "Anisotropic Tetrahedral Meshing via Bubble Packing and Advancing Front", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 57, pp. 1923-1942, 2003

Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "QUAD-LAYER: Layered Quadrilateral Meshing of Narrow Two-Dimensional Domain by Bubble Packing and Chordal Axis Transformation," Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 124, pp. 564-573, 2002.

Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "HEXHOOP: Modular Templates for Converting a Hex-Dominant Mesh to an All-Hex Mesh," Engineering with Computers, Vol. 18, pp. 211-228, 2002.

Conference Papers

Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "Automatic All-Hex Mesh Generation of Thin-Walled Solids via a Conformal Pyramid-Less Hex, Prism, and Tet Mixed Mesh," Proceedings of 20th International Meshing Roundtable, pp. 125-141
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Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "Removing Self Intersection of a Triangular Mesh by Edge Swapping, Edge Hammering, and Face Lifting," Proceedings of 18th International Meshing Roundtable, pp. 13-29, 2009.
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Soji Yamakawa, Iacopo Gentilini, and Kenji Shimada, "Subdivision Templates for Converting a Non-Conformal Hex-Dominant Mesh to a Conformal Hex-Dominant Mesh without Pyramid Elements," Proceedings of 17th International Meshing Roundtable, pp. 497-512, 2008
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Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "Converting a Tetrahedral Mesh to a Prism-Tetrahedral Hybrid Mesh for FEM Accuracy and Efficiency", Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling 2008, pp. 287-294, 2008
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Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "Polygon Crawling: Feature-Edge Extraction from a General Polygonal Surface for Mesh Generation", Proceedings of 14th International Meshing Roundtable, pp. 257-275, 2005
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Soji Yamakawa, Charles Shaw, and Kenji Shimada, "Layered Tetrahedral Meshing of Thin-Walled Solids for Plastic Injection Molding FEM", Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling 2005, pp. 245-255, 2005
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<- Pictures from my paper are selected for the cover of the proceedings of ACM Symposium of Solid and Physical Modeling 2005!

Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "Triangular/Quadrilateral Remeshing of an Arbitrary Polygonal Surface via Packing Bubbles", Proceedings of Geometric Modeling and Processing 2004, pp. 153-162, 2004
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Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "Increasing the Number and Volume of Hexahedral and Prism Elements in a Hex-Dominant Mesh by Topological Transformations", Proceedings of 12th International Meshing Roundtable, pp.403-413, 2003.
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Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "Hex-Dominant Mesh Generation with Directionality Control via Packing Rectangular Solid Cells," Proceedings of Geometric Modeling and Processing 2002., pp. 107-118, 2002.
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Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "HEXHOOP: Modular Templates for Converting a Hex-Dominant Mesh to an All-Hex Mesh," Proceedings of the 10th International Meshing Roundtable, pp. 235-246, 2001.
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Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "QUAD-LAYER: Layered Quadrilateral Meshing of Narrow Two-Dimensional Domain by Bubble Packing and Chordal Axis Transformation," Proceedings of the 27th ASME Design Automation Conference, DAC-21149, 2001.
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Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "High Quality Anisotropic Tetrahedral Mesh Generation via Ellipsoidal Bubble Packing," Proceedings of the 9th International Meshing Roundtable, pp. 263-273, 2000.
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Soji Yamakawa, "3D Construction without spatial misorientation," Proceedings of Edu+Compu Graphics'97, Vilamoura Algarve Portugal, 1997, pp.67-76

Soji Yamakawa,Shuhei Tomita,Masanori Haga,Makoto Arisawa, "Development of Cross-Platform Real-Time 3D Graphics Library", The Instutute of Electronics,Information and Communication Engineers, Technical Report of IEICE, SS95-12, 1995 (Written in Japanese)

Soji Yamakawa and Makoto Arisawa, "Development of Mathematical Puzzles Using Electronic Media," Information Processing Society of Japan, Special Interest Group of Information Media 25-1, 1996. (Written in Japanese)

Soji Yamakawa and Makoto Arisawa, "Development of Motion Oriented 3D Motion Path Animation System," Information Processing Society of Japan, Special Interest Group of Graphics and CAD 81-4, Vol.96, No.77, pp.19-24, 1996. (Written in Japanese)

Junji Sone,Taichi Watanabe,Soji Yamakawa,Hiroaki Chiyokura, "Surface Control using a NURBS Boundary Gregory Patch," Proceedings of  CG International '94, Melbourne, 1994

Patent

Soji Yamakawa and Kenji Shimada, "A System and Method for Converting a Hex-Dominant Mesh to an All-Hexahedral Mesh.", United States Patent #6625938, September 30, 2003

Books

Soji Yamakawa,Daichi Sasaki, "Flight Simulator - Formation Aerobatic 98," ASCII, 1998 (Written in Japanese)

Soji Yamakawa, "Windows 3D Screen Saber Development Kit Saber," ASCII, 1997 (Written in Japanese)

Soji Yamakawa, "Visual C++ 4.2 Introduction," Kohgakusha, 1997 (Written in Japanese)

Soji Yamakawa, Supervised by Makoto Arisawa, "3D Graphics Development Kit Blue Impulse : Practical 3D Graphics Programming," ASCII,1996 (Written in Japanese)

Kazuo Takei, Nobuyuki Saga, Soji Yamakawa, Makoto Tenroh, "FM-TOWNS System Setup Guide," Softbank, 1995, (Written in Japanese)

Morimasa Aketa, Akinori Itoh, Koichi Kawamata, Atsushi Tadokoro, Go Nishimura, Yuuichi Hamana, Soji Yamakawa, Supervised by Makoto Arisawa, "The World of Multimedia Software, Softbank," 1993, (Written in Japanese)

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