Vortex merge graphs in two-dimensional unsteady flow fields
2012 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Among the various existing vortex definitions, there is one class that relies on extremal structures of derived scalar fields. These are, e.g., vorticity,λ<sub>2</sub>, or the acceleration magnitude. This paper proposes a method to identify and track extremal-based vortex structures in 2D time-dependent flows. It is based on combinatorial scalar field topology. In contrast to previous methods, merge events are explicitly handled and represented in the resulting graph. An abstract representation of this vortex merge graph serves as basis for the comparison of the different scalar identifiers. The method is applied to numerically simulated flows of a mixing layer and a planar jet.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 1-5 p.
Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127665DOI: 10.2312/PE/EuroVisShort/EuroVisShort2012/001-005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-127665DiVA: diva2:926356
Eurographics Conference on Visualization
Best Short Paper Award2016-05-062016-05-062016-05-12