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Terminal-Edge Algorithms: an Integrated Approach for Mesh Generation

  • Maria-Cecilia Rivara
  • Nancy Hitschfeld-Kahler

Abstract

In the adaptive finite element context, several algorithms for the refinement and/or derefinement of quality unstructured triangulations, based on the bisection of triangles by its longest edge, have been discussed and used in the last 20 years (see [1]–[5]). In two dimensions, they guarantee the construction of refined, nested and irregular triangulations of analogous quality as the input triangulation.

Keywords

Delaunay Triangulation Longe Edge Refinement Algorithm Polygonal Region Adaptive Refinement 
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  • Maria-Cecilia Rivara
  • Nancy Hitschfeld-Kahler

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