|Title||Detection and Visualization of Planar Closed Streamlines|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Authors||Gerik Scheuermann, Thomas Wischgoll|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics|
The analysis and visualization of flows is a central problem in visualization. Topology based methods have gained increasing interest in recent years. This article describes a method for the detection of closed streamlines in flows. It is based on a special treatment of cases where a streamline reenters a cell to prevent infinite cycling during streamline calculation. The algorithm checks for possible exits of a loop of crossed edges and detects structurally stable closed streamlines. These global features are not detected by conventional topology and feature detection algorithms.
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Thomas Wischgoll, Gerik Scheuermann: Detection and Visualization of Planar Closed Streamlines, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, June 2001, pp. 165-172.