|Title||Locating Closed Streamlines in 3D Vector Fields|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Gerik Scheuermann, Thomas Wischgoll|
|Journal||Joint Eurographics and IEEE TCVG Symposium on Data Visualization 2002|
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 3D 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 faces 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: Locating Closed Streamlines in 3D Vector Fields, Joint Eurographics and IEEE TCVG Symposium on Data Visualization 2002, Barcelona, Spain, 2002, pp. 227-232.