WIAS Technical Report No. 4, (2002)

TetGen. A 3D Delaunay tetrahedral mesh generator. v.1.2 Users manual


  • Si, Hang

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 65N50 65U05


  • 3D Mesh generation, Delaunay property




This technical report describes the main features and the using of TetGen, a 3D Delaunay tetrahedral mesh generator. Based on the most recent developments in mesh generation algorithms, this program has been specifically designed to fulfill the task of automatically generating high quality tetrahedral meshes, which are suitable for scientific computing using numerical methods such as finite element and finite volume methods. In this document, the user will learn how to create 3D tetrahedral meshes using TetGen's input files and command line switches. Various examples were given for better understanding. This document describes the features of the version 1.2.

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