Published online by Cambridge University Press: 03 June 2015
A novel method for boundary constrained tetrahedral mesh generation is proposed based on Advancing Front Technique (AFT) and conforming Delaunay triangulation. Given a triangulated surface mesh, AFT is firstly applied to mesh several layers of elements adjacent to the boundary. The rest of the domain is then meshed by the conforming Delaunay triangulation. The non-conformal interface between two parts of meshes are adjusted. Mesh refinement and mesh optimization are then preformed to obtain a more reasonable-sized mesh with better quality. Robustness and quality of the proposed method is shown. Convergence proof of each stage as well as the whole algorithm is provided. Various numerical examples are included as well as the quality of the meshes.