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3D Shock Wave Visualization on Unstructured Grids

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3D Shock Wave Visualization on Unstructured Grids
A critical issue in understanding high speed flows is the study of shock waves. This paper summarizes our research on techniques for the detection and visualization of shock waves occuring in simulations of threedimensional flows on unstructured grids. Detection algorithms based on Mach number, density gradient and directional derivatives are compared using a data set from calculations of a transonic flow with a weak double shock around an airfoil. Both surface and volume rendering techniques are used to display the shocks. The issues in this research area are very much like those occurring in medical imaging. Since the data themselves (in this case the results of the fluid dynamics simulation) are intrinsically low resolution and noisy, properly extracting and visualizing the shock is very difficult. In this environment blurry, low-resolution techniques, like the splatting volume rendering, seem to do rather well. More complex schemes, using sophisticated numerical shock detectors co...
Kwan-Liu Ma, John Van Rosendale, Willem Vermeer
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Type Conference
Year 1996
Where VVS
Authors Kwan-Liu Ma, John Van Rosendale, Willem Vermeer
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