Database Support for Unstructured Meshes

Provided by: VLD Digital
Topic: Data Management
Format: PDF
Despite ubiquitous usage of unstructured mesh in many application domains (e.g., computer aided design, scientific simulation, climate modeling, etc.), there is no specialized mesh database which supports storing and querying such data structures. Existing mesh libraries use file-based APIs which do not support declarative querying and are difficult to maintain. A mesh database can benefit these domains in several ways such as: declarative query language, ease of maintenance, query optimization, etc. In this paper, the core idea is to have a very general model which can represent objects from different domains and specialize it to smaller object classes using combinatorial constraints.

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