Visualization of Flow Simulation Data in Environmental Modeling

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Part of the Beiträge zur Graphischen Datenverarbeitung book series (GRAPHISCHEN)


This paper introduces a flow visualization system and an application in environmental modeling. A collection of 2D and 3D flow visualization methods suitable for flow simulation data are discussed. Emphasis is laid on techniques related to the simulation of the propagation of massless particles in the flow, like particle tracing and particle pathways. The scientific visualization system apE together with a set of enhancements for flow visualization forms a generic flow visualization system. The resulting system is used for evaluating simulation data provided by numerical models of water flows.


Flow Visualization Color Mapping Visualization System Vector Plot Color Plate 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Jung
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische DatenverarbeitungDarmstadtGermany

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