Topology Tracking for the Visualization of Time-Dependent Two-Dimensional Flows

TitleTopology Tracking for the Visualization of Time-Dependent Two-Dimensional Flows
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsGerik Scheuermann, Xavier Tricoche, Hans Hagen, Thomas Wischgoll
JournalComputer and Graphics
Pagination249-258
Abstract

The paper presents a topology-based visualization method for time-dependent two-dimensional vector fields. A time interpolation enables the accurate tracking of critical points and closed orbits as well as the detection and identification of structural changes. This completely characterizes the topology of the unsteady flow. Bifurcation theory provides the theoretical framework. The results are conveyed by surfaces that separate subvolumes of uniform flow behavior in a three-dimensional space-time domain.

Full Text

Xavier Tricoche, Thomas Wischgoll, Gerik Scheuermann, Hans Hagen: Topology Tracking for the Visualization of Time-Dependent Two-Dimensional Flows, Computer and Graphics, Elsevier, New York, 2002, pp. 249-258.

Publisher Elsevier