This research project is continued at Free University Berlin after appointment of Konrad Polthier as Professor and Chair of Mathematical Geometry Processing at Free University Berlin in Dec 2005.
The project addresses the strong needs for multilevel algorithms in industrial applications and in computer graphics where large surface meshes must be efficiently processed. Typical applications are solutions of PDEs on surfaces, surface optimization, and automatic mesh parametrization. Such applications are also studied in F4, F2, F1 which will be natural cooperation partners. The focus in F6 is on multilevel methods and hierarchical mesh representations. The project is an outcome of the Matheon TANDEM Workshop "Nichtlineare Optimierung und Discrete Geometrie" held on July 15 and 16, 2004, where a strong need for multilevel methods was encountered in the existing industrial projects in F4. For example, meshes in current CAD applications of the automobil industry often exceed 1 million unknowns. Via the existing industrial partners in F4 it is expected that the new project F6 will soon acquire additional funding from industrial partners.
Further information is available in the detailed project description.
DFG Research Center Matheon "Mathematics for key technologies"
01.07.2004 - 31.05.2010