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Visualization of experimental earthquake data
Author(s): Gunther H. Weber; Marco Schneider; Daniel W. Wilson; Hans Hagen; Bernd Hamann; Bruce L. Kutter
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Paper Abstract

We present a system that visualizes displacement, acceleration, and strain that were measured during an earthquake simulation experiment in a geotechnical centrifuge. Our visualization tool starts by reading the data describing experiment set-up and displaying this data along with icons for the sensors used during data acquisition. Different sensor types (measuring acceleration, displacement and strain) are indicated by different icons. One general experiment set-up is used in a sequence of simulated earthquake events. Once a user has selected a particular event, measured data can be displayed as a two-dimensional (2D) graph/plot by clicking the corresponding sensors. Multiple sensors can be animated to obtain a three-dimensional (3D) visualization of measured data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5009, Visualization and Data Analysis 2003, (9 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477534
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Gunther H. Weber, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Marco Schneider, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Daniel W. Wilson, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Hans Hagen, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Bernd Hamann, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Bruce L. Kutter, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5009:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2003
Robert F. Erbacher; Philip C. Chen; Jonathan C. Roberts; Matti T. Groehn; Katy Boerner, Editor(s)

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