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Visualizing Second-Order Tensor Fields with Hyperstreamlines
July/August 1993 (vol. 13 no. 4)
pp. 25-33

A method developed to help scientists visualize 3D tensor data is presented. The method is based on the concept of a hyperstreamline, the simplest continuous tensor structure that can be extracted from a tensor field. Hyperstreamlines for a particular case of symmetric tensor fields are introduced, and a structural depiction of symmetric tensor fields is derived from the representation of many hyperstreamlines. A method for visualizing unsymmetric tensor data by encoding an additional vector field along the trajectory of the hyperstreamlines is discussed.

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Thierry Delmarcelle, Lambertus Hesselink, "Visualizing Second-Order Tensor Fields with Hyperstreamlines," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 25-33, July-Aug. 1993, doi:10.1109/38.219447
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