A technique of Riemannian geometry is used for analysing the qualitative behaviour on
structured grids. A new formula for a measure of grid clustering is derived. It is shown how one can
with this formula estimate control functions in the much used elliptic grid models for the purpose of
providing necessary grid clustering near boundary segments of physical domains or surfaces.
The journal provides English translations of selected new original Russian papers on the theoretical aspects of numerical analysis and the application of mathematical methods to simulation and modelling. The editorial board, consisting of the most prominent Russian scientists in numerical analysis and mathematical modelling, select papers on the basis of their high scientific standard, innovative approach and topical interest.