About the levelset method.
hi,I am trying to use the levelset method to deal with a moving boundary problem. but It's the first time for me to use levelset method ,so I was confused at the first step.The interface in my problem is an arbitrary irregular curve, so how to give the sign distance funtion at the initial time in the whole field,or how to compute the distance from a point to an arbitray curve? I feel it is not an easy task while I can't find any discription on it in the papers I have reviewed. Maybe my problem is not a problem just because I am not familiar with the levelset method. So I appreciate any suggestion and help. Thanks a lot!!

Re: About the levelset method.
try to find some important papers, J.A. Sethian, M. Sussman etc. check this out: people.tamu.edu/~yukai/

Re: About the levelset method.
thank u for ur response,Mr Yu! I have visited your homepage and found many useful links. Also I found many fascinating results in ur research. Because I am still a beginner in Level set methods, I wonder if I can send mail to u for some suggestions.

Re: About the levelset method.
no problem

How to set the initial signed distance function
Hi!!! I also have the same problems. I am trying to use the levelset method now. I am confused at the first step for the signed distance function.The interface in my problem is an arbitrary irregular curve, Could you let me know how to give the sign distance funtion at the initial time in the whole field,or how to compute the distance from a point to an arbitray curve? Thanks.. Help me..

Initialize Level Set Function
For the initialization of the level set function, try this:
1) Give all cells with Phase 1 the level set value +1 2) Give all cells with Phase 2 the level set value 1 3) Reinitialize (see Sussman,1994 and Peng,1999) Result: Level Set Function is a Signed Distance Function with the Eikonal Equation fulfilled, the zero level set gives the interface between Phase 1 and Phase 2. 
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