From 2D to 3D: Numerical Grid Generation and the Visualization of Complex Surfaces

Published: September 01, 2000

Author(s)

Bonita V. Saunders, Qiming Wang

Abstract

The widespread use of high level mathematical functions to solve problems in the mathematical and physical sciences has led the National Institute of Standards and Technology to engage in a massive project to update and expand the National Bureau of Standard Handbook of Mathematical Functions [1]. The handbook will be disseminated on the World Wide Web as the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions.A key feature of the digital library will be 3D visualization capabilities that allow a user to interactively examine the unique features of complicated mathematical functions. This paper discusses the use of grid generation techniques to facilitate the plotting of the complicated 3D surfaces that represent these higher mathematical functions.
Proceedings Title: Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Field Simulations, International Conference | 7th | | Mississippi State; ISGG
Conference Dates: September 25-28, 2000
Conference Location: British Columbia, -1
Conference Title: Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Field Simulations
Pub Type: Conferences

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Keywords

3D clipping, grid generation, scientific visulaization, special functions, virtual reality modeling language
Created September 01, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017