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A new quadrilateral mesh generation technique from an existing triangle mesh is proposed in this paper. The proposed method is based on advancing front method and zero-thickness layer. Beginning with an initial triangular mesh, boundary triangular elements are removed and quadrilateral elements with zero thickness are generated. A quality of quadrilateral elements is improved during a mesh smoothing process. Until all initial triangular elements are removed, this procedure is repeated. Sample meshes are constructed to demonstrate the mesh generation capability of proposed algorithm.