Mesh Generation

second edition - Application to finite elements

Mesh Generation

Pascal Jean Frey, UPMC Paris 6, France
Paul-Louis George, INRIA, France

ISBN : 9781848210295

Publication Date : February 2008

Hardcover 848 pp

235 USD



This book provides a comprehensive survey of the different algorithms and data structures useful for triangulation and mesh construction. Additionally, specific important topics are given detailed coverage, such as mesh modification tools, mesh evaluation criteria, mesh optimization, adaptive mesh construction and parallel meshing techniques.

This new edition has been comprehensively updated and also includes a new chapter on mobile or deformable meshes.


1. General definitions.
2. Basic structures and algorithms.
3. A comprehensive survey of mesh generation methods.
4. Algebraic, PDE and multiblock methods.
5. Quadtree-octree-based methods.
6. Advancing-front technique for mesh generation.
7. Delaunay-based mesh generation methods.
8. Other types of mesh generation methods.
9. Delaunay admissibility, media axis and applications.
10. Quadratic forms and metrics.
11. Differential geometry.
12. Curve modeling.
13. Surface modeling.
14. Curve meshing
15. Surface meshing and re-meshing.
16. Meshing implicit curves and surfaces.
17. Mesh modifications.
18. Mesh optimization.
19. Surface mesh optimization.
20. A touch of finite elements.
21. Mesh adaptation and H-methods.
22. Mesh adaptation and P or Hp-methods.
23. Moving or deformable meshing techniques.
24. Parallel computing and meshing issues.

About the authors

Pascal Frey is Professor at UPMC Paris 6, France.

Paul-Louis George is researcher at INRIA, France.