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Old   February 8, 2006, 06:52
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Hallo members, I am working on 3D grid deformation. I am looking for a an algorithm, using which i should be able to find the element in which my nodes gets displaced. To make it more clear. Initially i start with a structured 3D grid and then deform my geometry whereby all my nodes gets displaced. After that with respect to my original structured grid, i need to find the element where the node got displaced. If anybody has some information then kindly let me know. Ramesh
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Old   February 8, 2006, 19:19
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Not sure if I understand completely.

But to find a point in a grid you can follow this procedure:

For each element :

Divide the element into tets (3D) or triangles (2D).

For each tet or triangle perform the test described at

If the test is true then you have found the element in which the point is located and can stop the search.

WARNING: This can be expensive, but can be reduced in cost using a random walk search algorithm rqather than stepping through the elements in turn.
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Old   February 9, 2006, 04:48
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thanks for the link, it will be helpfull i believe...perhaps if you have any more algorithms, kindly post it across Regards Ramesh
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Old   February 9, 2006, 06:23
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at the same link "AnotherCFDUser" posted there's a bunch of computer graphics algorithms. Including those relatet to ray tracing, take a look
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