Distributed Computation of Planar Closed Streamlines

TitleDistributed Computation of Planar Closed Streamlines
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsThomas Wischgoll, Gerik Scheuermann, Hans Hagen
JournalIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
PaginationIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Abstract

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.

Full Text

Thomas Wischgoll, Gerik Scheuermann: Detection and Visualization of Planar Closed Streamlines, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, June 2001, pp. 165-172.