TRIANGULATION_BOUNDARY_NODES
Boundary Nodes of a Triangulation


TRIANGULATION_BOUNDARY_NODES is a MATLAB program which analyzes the triangulation of a region, and identifies each boundary node with the label "1".

Either a 3-node or 6-node triangulation may be used.

Although this boundary information is useful, it would be more useful to divide the boundary nodes up, if the boundary consists of more than one connected segment. Moreover, it would also be useful to report the sequence of nodes necessary to trace out a connected segment of the boundary. I imagine I will come back to work on those projects later!

Usage:

triangulation_boundary_nodes ( 'prefix' )
where prefix is the common filename prefix:

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

TRIANGULATION_BOUNDARY_NODES is available in a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version.

Related Programs:

TABLE_DELAUNAY, a FORTRAN90 program which triangulates a set of nodes whose coordinates are stored in a file.

TRIANGLE, a C program which computes a triangulation of a geometric region.

TRIANGULATION, a MATLAB library which carries out various operations on order 3 ("linear") or order 6 ("quadratic") triangulations.

TRIANGULATION_BOUNDARY_EDGES, a MATLAB program which reads data defining a triangulation, determines which edges lie on the boundary, organizes them into connected components, and writes this information to a file.

TRIANGULATION_CORNER, a MATLAB program which patches triangulations so that no triangle has two sides on the boundary.

TRIANGULATION_DELAUNAY_DISCREPANCY, a MATLAB program which measures the amount by which a triangulation fails the local Delaunay test;

TRIANGULATION_DISPLAY, a MATLAB program which displays the nodes and elements of a triangulation on the MATLAB graphics screen;

TRIANGULATION_DISPLAY_OPENGL, a C++ program which reads files defining a triangulation and displays an image using Open GL.

TRIANGULATION_HISTOGRAM, a MATLAB program which computes histograms of data over a triangulation.

TRIANGULATION_L2Q, a MATLAB program which reads data defining a 3-node triangulation and generates midside nodes and writes out the corresponding 6-node triangulation.

TRIANGULATION_MASK, a MATLAB program which takes an existing triangulation and deletes triangles and their corresponding nodes as requested by the user.

TRIANGULATION_ORDER3, a data directory which contains a description and examples of order 3 triangulations.

TRIANGULATION_ORDER6, a data directory which contains a description and examples of order 6 triangulations.

TRIANGULATION_ORIENT, a MATLAB program which reads data defining a triangulation, makes sure that every triangle has positive orientation, and if not, writes a corrected triangle file.

TRIANGULATION_PLOT, a MATLAB program which reads data defining a triangulation and creates a PostScript image of the nodes and triangles.

TRIANGULATION_Q2L, a MATLAB program which reads data defining a 6-node triangulation, and subdivides each triangle into 4 3-node triangles, writing the resulting triangulation to a file.

TRIANGULATION_QUAD, a MATLAB program which estimates the integral of a function over a triangulated region.

TRIANGULATION_QUALITY, a MATLAB program which reads data defining a triangulation and computes a number of quality measures.

TRIANGULATION_RCM, a MATLAB program which reads data defining a triangulation, determines an ordering of the nodes that will reduce the bandwidth of the adjacency matrix, and writes the new triangulation information to a file.

TRIANGULATION_REFINE, a MATLAB program which reads data defining a triangulation, replaces each triangle by four congruent smaller ones, and writes the new triangulation information to a file.

TRIANGULATION_TRIANGLE_NEIGHBORS, a MATLAB program which reads data defining a triangulation, determines the neighboring triangles of each triangle, and writes that information to a file.

Reference:

  1. Marc deBerg, Marc Krevald, Mark Overmars, Otfried Schwarzkopf,
    Computational Geometry,
    Springer, 2000,
    ISBN: 3-540-65620-0.
  2. Joseph ORourke,
    Computational Geometry,
    Second Edition,
    Cambridge, 1998,
    ISBN: 0521649765,
    LC: QA448.D38.

Source Code:

Examples and Tests:

ELBOW is a curved region, looking like an elbow, that lies inside the unit square. It is triangulated using order 3 triangles. There are 320 nodes and 568 triangles. There are 66 nodes on the boundary.

LAKE is an irregular lake-shaped region with an "island". It is triangulated using order 3 triangles.

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Last revised on 02 December 2010.