Realizing Geometry Surface Modeling of Complicated Geological Object Based on Delaunay Triangulation

  • Xiangbin Meng
  • Panpan Lv
  • Xin Wang
  • Hua Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7389)


The subsurface geological structures are considerably complicated, which often appear in the form of normal fault, reverse fault, fold, pinchout and irregular body etc. In order to model geometrically the face structure of the geologic horizon and fault, some key algorithms including the Delaunay subdivision and limited Delaunay subdivision are applied to examine techniques such as curved surface intersection, division, suture, united output and so on, while the compatibility of the complicated geological structure, such as geologic horizon and fault, were maintained on geometry and topology. The analysis proposes the geometric distribution factors of geological object model for the further 3D modeling of the complicated geological object.


Delaunay subdivision Curved Surfaces Intersection Curved Surfaces division Curved Surfaces suture Curved Surfaces united output 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiangbin Meng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Panpan Lv
    • 1
  • Xin Wang
    • 2
  • Hua Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.College of ScienceChina University of PetroleumhuangdaoChina
  2. 2.Geophysical Research InstituteShengli Oil Field Branch CoDongyingChina

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