Computing Center-Lines: An Application of Vector Field Topology

TitleComputing Center-Lines: An Application of Vector Field Topology
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsThomas Wischgoll
Abstract

Flow visualization has been a very active subfield of scientific visualization in recent years. From the resulting large variety of methods this paper discusses structure-based techniques. The aim of these approaches is to partition the flow in areas of common behavior. Based on this partitioning, subsequent visualization techniques can be applied. A classification is suggested and advantages/disadvantages of the different techniques are discussed as well.