Mesh Intermediary Representation (MIR)

The Mesh Intermediary Representation (MIR) specification is an open standard describing a platform-neutral data format for long-term storage and interchange of mesh-like data.

It has also been designed to serve as an intermediary step when converting the mesh-like data between different computational mechanics application formats.

You can read the MIR specification online, or download a printable PDF.

This research is based upon the previous work by Peter Iványi [Ivanyi2012] [Ivanyi2014].

[Ivanyi2012]Iványi P. Finite element mesh conversion based on regular expressions. Advances in Engineering Software. 2012;51:20–39.
[Ivanyi2014]Iványi P. A Technique for the Long Term Preservation of Finite Element Meshes. In: 2014 IEEE Intl Conf on High Performance Computing and Communications, 2014 IEEE 6th Intl Symp on Cyberspace Safety and Security, 2014 IEEE 11th Intl Conf on Embedded Software and Syst (HPCC, CSS, ICESS). IEEE; 2014. p. 116–120.