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Three-dimensional parallel unstructured grid generation. (English) Zbl 0822.65097
The paper extends a 2D parallel unstructured grid generation algorithm to 3D. Parallelism is allowed by means of a coarse background grid, consisting of a relatively small number of large tetrahedra. The coarse background grid is used to define 3D subdomain for which grids are generated in parallel. The regions defining the interfaces among the subdomains are meshed in a separate step.
The paper describes the algorithms and data structures in great detail, sometimes a little bit “too detailed”. Various tables and examples enhance the readability of the paper; more illustrations regarding the steps of the algorithm would have been helpful.

MSC:
65N50 Mesh generation, refinement, and adaptive methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs
65Y05 Parallel numerical computation
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