Simplification of vector fields over tetrahedral meshes

@article{Platis2004SimplificationOV,
  title={Simplification of vector fields over tetrahedral meshes},
  author={Nikos Platis and Theoharis Theoharis},
  journal={Proceedings Computer Graphics International, 2004.},
  year={2004},
  pages={174-181}
}
Vector fields produced by experiments or simulations are usually extremely dense, which makes their manipulation and visualization cumbersome. Often, such fields can be simplified without much loss of information. A simplification method for 3D vector fields defined over tetrahedral meshes is presented. The underlying tetrahedral mesh is progressively simplified by successive half-edge collapses. The order of collapses is determined by a compound metric which takes into account the field and… CONTINUE READING

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