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FoamVis: visualization of 2D foam simulation data

Authors: Lip┼ča DR, Laramee RS, Cox SJ, Davies IT.

DOI: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TVCG.2011.204

Abstract:

Research in the field of complex fluids such as polymer solutions, particulate suspensions and foams studies how the flow of fluids with different material parameters changes as a result of various constraints. Surface Evolver, the standard solver software used to generate foam simulations, provides large, complex, time-dependent data sets with hundreds or thousands of individual bubbles and thousands of time steps. However this software has limited visualization capabilities, and no foam specific visualization software exists. We describe the foam research application area where, we believe, visualization has an important role to play. We present a novel application that provides various techniques for visualization, exploration and analysis of time-dependent 2D foam simulation data. We show new features in foam simulation data and new insights into foam behavior discovered using our application.

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Authors

Dr Dan Lipsa

Dr Dan Lipsa

Data visualization and techniques to deal with large data.

Dr Robert S Laramee

Dr Robert S Laramee

Data visualization including information visualization, flow visualization, and tensor field visualization.

Dr Tudur Davies

Dr Tudur Davies

Visualization of two dimensional simulations of sedimenting discs and ellipses in dry foams.