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Use of concurrent computation and visualization for computation steering in engineering research
Author(s): Samad Moini; John O. Hallquist
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Paper Abstract

With increasingly complex digital simulations and computations, large volumes of numerical output are generated, and users must select more effective techniques for handling and displaying such output in order to extract relevant information. In this study, techniques such as tracking, steering, 2D/3D color displays and animation are imbedded in implicit and explicit Finite Element codes for solving complex engineering problems. With these techniques the investigator can more fully utilize the computer time and better understand results of the long and costly computations. This investigation demonstrates the effectiveness of different visualization techniques in bringing insight into a physical process, easing the burden of debugging and reducing the time from initial design phase to the final product.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1259, Extracting Meaning from Complex Data: Processing, Display, Interaction, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19994
Show Author Affiliations
Samad Moini, IBM Corp. (United States)
John O. Hallquist, Livermore Software Technology Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1259:
Extracting Meaning from Complex Data: Processing, Display, Interaction
Edward J. Farrell, Editor(s)

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