A Generic Toolbox for the Grid Craftsman
Institut für Mathematik
Universally reusable tools for grid management tasks are scarce.
We identify coupling of algorithms to data structures
as main obstacle for reuse,
and show how to overcome the difficulties by using generic programming.
After introducing an abstract kernel of grid functionality,
we present some universal generic grid tools based on that kernel
which are usable for arbitrary grid data structures.
For evaluating the approach,
we describe how to leverage these tools in order
to set up a framework for hybrid grid generation.
Finally, we show how to use generic components
with existing grid data structures,
and discuss the efficiency of generic grid tools,
which is overall quite satisfying.
Last modified: Tue Jun 19 15:49:49 MET DST 2001