filename : Sad09.pdf
entry : inproceedings
conference : TopoInVis 2009, Snowbird, Utah, February 23-24, 2009
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year : 2009
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title : Time-Dependent Visualization of Lagrangian Coherent Structures by Grid Advection
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author : Filip Sadlo and Alessandro Rigazzi and Ronald Peikert
booktitle : Proceedings of TopoInVis 2009 (to appear)
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language : english
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abstract : Lagrangian coherent structures play an important role in the analysis of unsteady vector fields because they represent the timedependent analog to vector field topology. Nowadays, they are often obtained as ridges in the finite-time Lyapunov exponent of the vector field. However, one drawback of this quantity is its very high computational cost because a trajectory needs to be computed for every sample in the space-time domain. One of the foci of this paper are Lagrangian coherent structures that are related to predefined regions such as boundaries, i.e. related to flow attachment and flow separation phenomena. It presents an efficient method for computing the finite-time Lyapunov exponent and its height ridges only in these regions, and in particular, grid advection for the efficient computation of time series of the finite-time Lyapunov exponent, exploiting temporal coherence.