One-sided smoothness-increasing accuracy-conserving filtering for enhanced streamline integration through discontinuous fields
Author(s)Walfisch, David; Ryan, Jennifer K.; Kirby, Robert M.; Haimes, Robert
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The discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method continues to maintain heightened levels of interest within the simulation community because of the discretization flexibility it provides. One of the fundamental properties of the DG methodology and arguably its most powerful property is the ability to combine high-order discretizations on an inter-element level while allowing discontinuities between elements. This flexibility, however, generates a plethora of difficulties when one attempts to use DG fields for feature extraction and visualization, as most post-processing schemes are not designed for handling explicitly discontinuous fields. This work introduces a new method of applying smoothness-increasing, accuracy-conserving filtering on discontinuous Galerkin vector fields for the purpose of enhancing streamline integration. The filtering discussed in this paper enhances the smoothness of the field and eliminates the discontinuity between elements, thus resulting in more accurate streamlines. Furthermore, as a means of minimizing the computational cost of the method, the filtering is done in a one-dimensional manner along the streamline.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Journal of Scientific Computing
Walfisch, David et al. “One-Sided Smoothness-Increasing Accuracy-Conserving Filtering for Enhanced Streamline Integration through Discontinuous Fields.” Journal of Scientific Computing 38.2 (2008) : 164-184. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
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