Data Structuring and Mesh Generation

  • Alexandre Ern
  • Jean-Luc Guermond
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 159)


Since the notion of finite elements is often associated with that of unstructured meshes, ignoring how the latter are constructed and organized sometimes leads to the belief that the finite element method is an approximation technique far more complicated than finite differences. The first objective of this chapter is to demystify mesh generation techniques. The second is to introduce the basic notions addressed in the specialized literature, e.g., [Car97, FrG00, GeB98, KnS93, ThS98].


Mesh Generator Delaunay Triangulation Global Index Background Mesh Boundary Mesh 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandre Ern
    • 1
  • Jean-Luc Guermond
    • 2
  1. 1.CERMICS, ENPCMarne la Vallée cedex 2France
  2. 2.LIMSI, CNRSOrsay cedexFrance

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