Applications of Mathematics

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 13–28 | Cite as

About Delaunay Triangulations and Discrete Maximum Principles for the Linear Conforming FEM Applied to the Poisson Equation

  • Reiner Vanselow


The starting point of the analysis in this paper is the following situation: "In a bounded domain in ℝ2, let a finite set of points be given. A triangulation of that domain has to be found, whose vertices are the given points and which is `suitable' for the linear conforming Finite Element Method (FEM)." The result of this paper is that for the discrete Poisson equation and under some weak additional assumptions, only the use of Delaunay triangulations preserves the maximum principle.

linear conforming finite element method Delaunay triangulation discrete maximum principle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiner Vanselow
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  1. 1.Institut fur Numerische MathematikTechnische Universitat Dresden, Mommsenstrasse 13DresdenGermany

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