Level Set Methods
Fast Marching Methods
Ordered Upwind Methods
HISTORY OF THE METHODS/FLOW CHART
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/CV
MOVING INTERFACES AND BOUNDARIES
LEVEL SET METHODS and FAST MARCHING METHODS
Dept. of Mathematics,
Univ. of California,
Berkeley, California 94720
Fast Marching Methods and Level Set Methods are numerical techniques which can
follow the evolution of interfaces.
These interfaces can develop sharp corners, break apart, and merge together.
The techniques have a wide range of applications, including problems in fluid
combustion, manufacturing of computer chips, computer animation,
image processing, structure of snowflakes, and the shape of soap bubbles.
These are two fundamentally different approaches to the problem
of tracking moving interfaces,
yet they share a common theory and numerical methodology.
This web page serves as both an introductory and advanced resource for
these ideas, with the goal of providing
- an intuitive understanding of the techniques
- the history, evolution, and application of these methods
- technical details and reference material.