Guntram Berti's Research
A major line of resarch is the investigation of
a generic programming
approach to software
for Scientific Computing.
My work focusses in particular
on the connection between grid data structures and algorithms working
on grids, like numerical FEM/FV discretizations, visualization,
grid generation and grid partitioning.
For this end,
I developed a micro-kernel capturing the essentials of
grid representation functionality.
This kernel allows formulation of algorithms in a way independent
of the concrete type of the grid,
without compromising efficiency substantially.
This approach promises a substantial gain of algorithm reuse.
Grid structures also serve as a natural starting point
distributed data components which support the development of
parallel numerical software.
discusses these points in more detail.
You can also find some related papers on my
publications page .
The work mentioned above has led
to the generic grid library GrAL
which is prepared for public release.
Somewhat secondary at the moment,
I am also interested in bridging the gap between geometric modeling
and grid generation for numerical simulation,
modeling with levelsets (implicit functions) and the possibilities for deducing
a geometric partition from an implicit representation.
Some links to web sites with related information:
To Guntram Berti's homepage
To Numerical Mathematics & Scientific Computing
Last modified: Tue Sep 26 17:40:35 MET DST 2000