Space Subdivision of Finite Element Meshes

T. Simpson and M. W. Jones

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In this paper we present a modification of the octree spatial subdivision technique to enable it to be applied to unstructured data. The data is in the form of a finite element mesh, which results from fluid flow problems, and which needs to be visualised for effective understanding. A straight forward rendering results in huge computational expense unless the data is organised according to some method. An ideal spatial subdivision algorithm is that of the octree, but when applied to unstructured finite element meshes certain problems arise which will be described in the paper. We show that these problems can be overcome by using the presented modification.

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T. Simpson and M. W. Jones, Space Subdivision of Finite Element Meshes, In Proc. 15th Ann. Conf. of Eurographics (UK Chapter), Norwich 1997, 13-20

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@INPROCEEDINGS{FEM_Space_Subdivision,
  author = {T. Simpson and M. W. Jones},
  title = {Space Subdivision of Finite Element Meshes},
  booktitle = {15th Ann. Conf. of Eurographics (UK Chapter), Norwich},
  year = {1997},
  pages = {13--20},
  isbn = {0 952 1097 6 X},
  owner = {Mark},
  date = {1997-03-26},
}