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A Visualization and Simulation System for Environmental Purposes

Groß, Markus ; Kühn, Volker (1991)
A Visualization and Simulation System for Environmental Purposes.
Scientific Visualization of Physical Phenomena.
Conference or Workshop Item, Bibliographie

Abstract

In this paper we describe an integrated software system applicable in the area of environment research. It contains a modelling tool to geometrically describe terrain via a digital terrain model as well as pollution sources and other environment objects. A simulation module based on particle systems is used to analyse the distribution behavior of the pollutants and interactions between them approximate its behavior. Physical laws based on Newtonian Mechanics control the interactions between neighboring particles. The interactions are microscopic that means they define the relation between atomic representatives to get the global or macroscopic behavior of the whole particle system. The execution of the physical laws is synchronized with an internal clock. The visualization module provides new paradigms and scientific visualization techniques adapted to environmental applications. Sophisticated particle animations considering time as a fourth dimension help the user to interact with our system. An OSF-MOTIF user interface supports the dialogue in practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 1991
Creators: Groß, Markus ; Kühn, Volker
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: A Visualization and Simulation System for Environmental Purposes
Language: English
Date: 1991
Publisher: Springer, Berlin; Heidelberg; New York
Event Title: Scientific Visualization of Physical Phenomena
Abstract:

In this paper we describe an integrated software system applicable in the area of environment research. It contains a modelling tool to geometrically describe terrain via a digital terrain model as well as pollution sources and other environment objects. A simulation module based on particle systems is used to analyse the distribution behavior of the pollutants and interactions between them approximate its behavior. Physical laws based on Newtonian Mechanics control the interactions between neighboring particles. The interactions are microscopic that means they define the relation between atomic representatives to get the global or macroscopic behavior of the whole particle system. The execution of the physical laws is synchronized with an internal clock. The visualization module provides new paradigms and scientific visualization techniques adapted to environmental applications. Sophisticated particle animations considering time as a fourth dimension help the user to interact with our system. An OSF-MOTIF user interface supports the dialogue in practice.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Animation, Computer graphics, Environmental protection, Particle based modeling, Scientific visualization, Simulation, Terrain modeling, User interfaces
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Interactive Graphics Systems
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