Object Based Visualization of Physical Behavior

by Rudolf Damrath, Univ Hannover, Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


In engineering science, the physical behavior of solids, fluids, gases and multiphase systems is analyzed with computational models. Numerical methods form the basis of the computational models and lead to a large volume of model data. A reliable and suitable engineering evaluation of the physical behavior of the model requires the visualization of the model data using modern software techniques. The visualization process can be standardized if the geometry is presented by polyhedra and the physical behavior is described by tensors of different rank. The elements of the geometry and the tensors of the physical behavior are treated as abstract objects. This paper presents a standardized and object based model for the visualization process with a general interface to software packages for the analysis process.

Subject Headings: Physical models | Imaging techniques | Computer software | Geometrics | Structural analysis | Numerical models | Computer models | Structural members

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