Literature on Mesh Generation

Here you can find books, special issues of journals, conference proceedings and reviews. There is a special section on course materials, online thesis and on related web sites.

  • Online Proceedings 24th International Meshing Roundtable (2015).

  • Online Proceedings 23th International Meshing Roundtable. ScienceDirect (2014).

  • New challenges in grid generation and adaptivity for scientific computing. Proceedings Tetrahedron IV workshop. Springer Publishing (2014).

  • Proceedings 22th International Meshing Roundtable. Springer Publishing (2014).

  • Proceedings 21th International Meshing Roundtable. Springer Publishing (2013).

  • Zhang, Yongjie: Image-Based Geometric Modeling and Mesh Generation ISBN 978-94-007-4254-3, Springer (2013).

  • Proceedings Mesh Processing in Medical Image Analysis 2012 Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-33463-4 (2012).

  • Siu-Wing Cheng, Tamal Krishna Dey, Jonathan Richard Shewchuk: Delaunay Mesh Generation. CRC Press (2012).

  • Proceedings 20th International Meshing Roundtable, conference held in Paris (France). Springer Publishing (2011).

  • Proceedings 18th International Meshing Roundtable, conference held in Salt Lake City (USA). Springer Publishing (2009).

  • Proceedings 16th International Meshing Roundtable, conference held in Seattle (USA). Springer Publishing (2008).

  • T. Taniguchi : Automatic Mesh Generation for 3D FEM, Robust Delaunay triangulation. Morikita Publishing, ISBN 4-627-91891-7 (2006).

  • Vladimir D. Liseikin: A Computational Differential Geometry Approach to Grid Generation. Springer, ISBN 3-540-14008-5 (2006).

  • Proceedings 15th International Meshing Roundtable, conference held in Birmingham (USA). Springer Publishing (2007), also available online.

  • Triangulations and Applications. Oyvind Hjelle and Morten Daehlen, Springer Publishing, ISBN 3-540-33260-X (2006).

  • Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering: Special issue on Mesh based geometric data processing (2005).

  • Proceedings 14th International Meshing Roundtable, conference held in San Diego (USA). Springer Publishing (2005).

  • Advances in Grid Generation. Olga Ushakova (Ed.), Nova Publishers (2005).

  • S.A. Ivanenko: Selected Chapters on Grid Generation and Applications. Dorodnicyn Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ISBN 5-201-09812-6 (2004).

  • Online Proceedings 13th International Meshing Roundtable, conference held in Williamsburg, VA (USA), 2004.

  • Advances in Multiresolution for Geometric Modelling. Neil Dodgson, Michael S. Floater, Malcolm Sabin (Eds.), Springer Verlag (2004).

  • Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics Vol. 43, No. 6: Special issue devoted to grid generation. ISSN: 0965-5425 (2003).

  • Engineering with Computers, v. 18 (3): Special Issue on Mesh Generation. Springer Verlag (2003).

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering v. 58 (2): Special issue Trends in Unstructured Mesh Generation. Eds. S.J. Owen, M.S. Shephard (2003).

  • Online Proceedings 12th International Meshing Roundtable, conference held in Santa Fe, NM (USA), 2003.

  • International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science Vol. 13 (2): Special issue Volume and Surface Triangulations. Eds. Tamal K. Dey and Siu-Wing Cheng (2002).

  • 2002 Geometric Modeling and Processing (GMP 2002), proceedings international conference. ISBN 0-7695-1674-2, 2002.

  • Online Proceedings 11th International Meshing Roundtable, conference held in Ithaca, NY (USA), 2002.

  • Proceedings 8th International Conference on Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Field Simulations, conference held June 2-6, 2002, Beach Marriott Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

  • Communications on Applied Mathematics: Grid Generation: New Trends and Applications in real-world Simulations. Eds. S.A. Ivanenko, V.A. Garanzha. Proceedings RAS conference, Moscow 2002. ISBN 5-201-09784-7, 340 pages.

  • Engineering with Computers, Volume 17, Number 3: 9th International Meshing Roundtable Special Issue. Ed. Steve Owen (2001).

  • Online Proceedings GAMM seminar on Construction of Grid Generation Algorithms (MPI Leipzig, ISBN 3-00-009258-7, 2001).

  • Jaroslav Mackerle: 2D and 3D finite element meshing and remeshing, a bibliography (1990-2001), Engineering Computations, 18 (8), 2001, 1108-1197. 1727 references on subjects are listed.

  • Communications on Applied Mathematics: Grid Generation: New Trends and Applications in real-world Simulations. Eds. S.A. Ivanenko, V.A. Garanzha. Proceedings RAS conference, Moscow 2001. ISBN 5-201-09766-9, 160 pages.

  • Herbert Edelsbrunner: Geometry and Topology for Mesh Generation. Cambridge University Press (2001), ISBN 0-521-79309-2.

  • Vladimir D. Liseikin: Layer Resolving Grids and Transformations for Singular Perturbation Problems. International Science Publishers, ISBN 90-6764-346-7 (2001).

  • Computer Aided Design, vol. 33 (3), 2001: Special edition with selected papers from the 8th International Meshing Roundtable.

  • B.H.V. Topping, J. Muylle, R. Putanowicz and B. Cheng: Finite Element Mesh Generation. Saxe-Coburg Publications, ISBN 1-874-672-10-5.

  • International Journal of computational geometry and applications, vol. 10 (3/4): Special Issue: Selected Papers from the Sixth International Meshing Roundtable, Park City, Utah, USA (2000).

  • Proceedings 9th International Meshing Roundtable, conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, October 2-5, 2000.

  • H. Edelsbrunner: Triangulations and meshes in computational geometry, Acta Numerica, pp. 133-213 (2000).

  • Proceedings 7th International Conference on Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Field Simulations , conference held September 25-28, 2000, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 49, Nr. 1-2 (2000): Special Issue on Unstructured Mesh Generation.

  • VKI lecture series: 31th Computational Fluid Dynamics - Grid Generation. Von Karman Institute, Brussels, Belgium, 2000.

  • Pascal Jean Frey and Paul Louis George: Mesh Generation. Hermes Science Publishing, Oxford, Paris, 814 pages, 23 chapters

  • Pascal Jean Frey, Paul-Louis George: Maillages, applications aux Elements finis. Editions Hermes, 1999.

  • Proceedings 8th International Meshing Roundtable, conference held in South Lake Tahoe, USA, 1999 (also available online).

  • Engineering with Computers, Vol. 15 (3), 1999 (Springer Publishing): Special issue on mesh generation.

  • V.D. Liseikin: Grid Generation Methods. Springer 1999, ISBN 3-540-65686-3.

  • J.F. Thompson, B. Soni, N. Weatherill: Handbook of Grid Generation. CRC Press, 1999 (ISBN 0-8493-2687-7).

  • Proceedings 7th International Meshing Roundtable, Dearborn, MN, 1998.

  • Proceedings NUMIGRID 98, conference held in Greenwich (UK), July 1998; Editors: M. Cross, Bharat Soni, J.F. Thompson, J. Häuser and P.R. Eiseman. Copies may be obtained by the editors or by the International Society of Grid Generation.

  • Paul-Louis George, Houman Borouchaki: Delaunay Triangulation and meshing. Editions Hermes (1998), ISBN 2-86601-692-0.

  • Proceedings of the 6th International Meshing Roundtable, October 13-15, 1997, Park City, Utah, published by Sandia National Laboratories (also available online).

  • Proceedings of the Special Symposium on Trends in Unstructured Mesh Generation (1997 Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Summer Meeting), AMD-Vol 220, ISBN No. 0-7918 1558-7 (1997).

  • Paul-Louis George, Houman Bourachaki: Triangulation de Delaunay et maillage. Editions Hermes (1997).

  • S.A. Ivanenko: Adaptive-harmonic grid generation. CCRAS, Moscow, 181 pp., 1997 (in Russian).

  • The IBM patent server has many patents on mesh generation and grid generation.

  • Graham F. Carey: Computational Grids: Generation, Adaptation, and Solution Strategies. Taylor & Francis (1997).

  • Mark Filipiak: Technology watch report on mesh generation. EPCC, Edinburgh, 1996 (html, postscript). EPCC also provides an online mesh generation course.

  • Engineering with Computers, Vol. 12: Special Issue on Mesh Generation. Springer (1996)

  • Online proceedings 5th International Mesh Generation Roundtable and Conference 96, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (1996)

  • Proceedings NUMIGRID 96, Eds. B.K. Soni, J.F. Thompson, J. Haeuser and P. Eiseman, ISBN 0-9651627-0-2 (1996)

  • Automatic finite element mesh generation for industrial use. VTT Research Notes 1707, Eds. Joachim Wendt and Anu Piira, ISBN 951-38-4862-0 (1995)

  • Computer Aided Geometric Design, Vol. 12 (7): Special Issue on Grid Generation, Finite Elements, and Geometric Design. Editors: B. Hamann and R.F. Sarraga (1995)

  • Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Meshing Roundtable. Sandia National Laboratories (1995)

  • Modeling, Mesh Generation, and Adaptive Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations. IMA Volume 75, Eds. I. Babuska, J.E. Flaherty, J.E. Hopcroft, W.D. Henshaw, J.E. Oliger and T. Tezduyar (1995)

  • Steve Owen maintains the Meshing Research Corner, a comprehensive database with literature on mesh generation.

  • Surface Modeling, Grid Generation, and Related Issues in Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Solutions. Proceedings NASA-conference, Cleveland, Ohio (1995), NASA CP-3291

  • VKI Lecture Series 1994-2 (Grid Generation), Ed. N.P. Weatherhill (1994)

  • Patrick Knupp and Stanley Steinberg: Fundamentals of Grid Generation. CRC Press, ISBN 0-8493-8987-9 (1994)

  • Proc. International Conference on Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Related Fields. Eds.: N.P. Weatherhill, P.R. Eiseman, J. Haeuser and J.F. Thompson. Pineridge Press (1994)

  • T. Taniguchi: Automatic mesh generation for FEM - Application of Delaunay triangulation. Morikita Publishing Co., Tokyo, Japan (1992) (in japanese)

  • Marshall Bern and David Eppstein: Mesh Generation and Optimal Triangulation, pp. 23-90 of Computing in Euclidean Geometry, Ding-Zhu Du and Frank Hwang (editors), World Scientific, Singapore (1992); bibtex references and an online bibliography are available.

  • R.E. Smith (Ed.): Software Systems for Surface Modeling and Grid Generation. Proceedings NASA-conference, Hampton, Virginia (1992), NASA CP 3143.

  • Jose E. Castillo (Ed.): Mathematical aspects of numerical grid generation. Edited by SIAM, ISBN 0-89871-267-X (1991)

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 32: Special Issue on Adaptive Meshing. Editors: M.S. Shephard, N.P. Weatherhill (1991)

  • Paul-Louis George: Automatic mesh generation: Applications to Finite Element Methods. John Wiley (1991)

  • Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 13: Special issue on automatic mesh generation. Editor: C.G. Armstrong (1991)

  • Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Related Fields, Eds. A.S. Arcilla, J. Haeuser, P.R. Eiseman and J.F. Thompson. Proceedings of the Third International Conference, Barcelona, Spain (1991)

  • Applications of Mesh Generation to Complex 3-D Configurations. AGARD Conference Proceedings, AGARD-CP-464. ISBN 92-835-0551-4 (1990)

  • Engineering with Computers, Vol. 5: Specials issue on automated engineering analysis modeling. Editor: M.S. Shephard (1989)

  • Modern Methods for Automating Finite Element Mesh Generation. Proceedings, edited by Kenneth Baldwin, 1986.

  • J.F. Thompson, Z.U.A. Warsi,, C.W. Mastin: Numerical grid generation, foundations and applications. North Holland (1985), also available online.
  • Course materials

  • Mesh Generation and Automated Simulation, short course (USNCCM'03), has presentations online.

  • Meshing, and Triangulation in Graphics, Engineering, and Modeling, a course held by Jonathan Shewchuk (University of Berkeley).

  • Advanced Topics in Computer Science - Mesh Generation. Course held by Alper Ungör, Duke University.

  • Structured and Unstructured Static and Dynamic Mesh Generation, course held by Richard G. Hindman, Iowa State University.

  • EPCC, Edinburgh, has a mesh generation course online.

  • David Marcum: SIAM Short Course on Unstructured Mesh Generation.

  • Summerschool on data structures and grid generation, September 8-12, 1997 (part of the Harburger Sommerschulen series of summerschools on numerical software).

  • The Mesh Generation on CD-ROM has been developed to help advanced students, in Computational Science and Engineering, understand and use mesh generation techniques for finite element methods (Frederic Magoules).

  • Online thesis

  • Yongjie Zhang: Tetrahedral/Hexahedral Finite Element Meshing from Volumetric Imaging Data. University of Texas at Austin (2004).

  • Koji Ashida: Adaptive Construction of Manifold Meshes. PhD Thesis, University of Pennsylvania (2004).

  • Daniel Rypl: Sequential and Parallel Generation of Unstructured 3D Meshes. Czech Technical University in Prague (2002).

  • Bernhard Schmidthüsen: Grid Adaptation for the Stationary Two-Dimensional Drift-Diffusion Model in Semiconductor Device Simulation. Series in Microelectronics (eds. W. Fichtner et al), Vol. 126, Hartung-Gorre Verlag, Konstanz, Germany (2002).

  • Nurhan Cetin: A local mesh optimization algorithm for the generation of well-graded meshes. Master's thesis, Penn State University (2000).

  • Peter Fleischmann: Mesh Generation for Technology CAD in Three Dimensions. Wien, Austria (1999).

  • Steve Owen: Non-Simplicial Unstructured Mesh Generation. Carnegie Mellon University, April 1999.

  • Anirudh Modi: Unstructured Mesh Generation on Planes and Surfaces using Graded Triangulation. B.Tech Project Report, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay (1997).

  • Other sources

  • Jaroslav Mackerle maintains a large database on finite element books (Sep. 3, 2000).

  • Mesh Generation: A Quick Introduction, by Steve Owen.

  • Grid Generation for Computational Aerodynamics by Antonio Filipone, a short introduction.

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