COVISE and the Virtual Intuitive Simulation Test bed

  • Andreas Wierse
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


This paper describes the developments performed in the EU-project VISiT (Virtual Intuitive Simulation Test bed). The goal of the project is the development of an intuitive simulation test bed based on Virtual Reality technology. As a new man-machine interface it will be an efficient environment for a small team of engineers and designers, that enables also the designer to evaluate and interact with the complex 3D data of simulations. The basis of the Virtual Intuitive Simulation Test bed will be COVISE, an extendable distributed software environment to integrate supercomputer based simulations, post-processing, and visualisation functionalities with co-operative working in a seamless manner. The project covers different application fields, including heating, ventilation and air-conditioning simulation in a passenger car compartment and the flow simulation in a draft tube and in an axial runner of a water turbine.


Virtual Environment Draft Tube Virtual Reality Technology Infra Structure Water Turbine 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Wierse
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  1. 1.VirCinity IT-Consulting GmbHGermany

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