Sparse Voronoi Refinement
journal contributionposted on 01.08.1989, 00:00 by Benoit Hudson, Gary L. Miller, Todd Phillips
We present a new algorithm, Sparse Voronoi Refinement, that produces a conformal Delaunay mesh in arbitrary dimension with guaranteed mesh size and quality. Our algorithm runs in output-sensitive time O(n log(L/s) + m), with constants depending only on dimension and on prescribed element shape quality bounds. For a large class of inputs, including integer coordinates, this matches the optimal time bound of Θ(n log n + m). Our new technique uses interleaving: we maintain a sparse mesh as we mix the recovery of input features with the addition of Steiner vertices for quality improvement.