Virtual Reality Visualization
CAVE-type Virtual-Reality(VR) System “CompleXcope”
CompleXcope has four screens; three soft screens for the walls and one
hard screen for the floor. Each screen size is 3x3 m. Viewer is surrounded
by them and feels himself being in the simulation model. He can watch the
three-dimensional objects in the VR world with any size and from all directions.
Virtual Reality Analysis of Plasma Simulation Results
On the calculation process in the simulation research, computer produces
a huge numerical data. It is difficult to understand what actually happens
in the simulation through just looking at the first-hand list of figures.
When they are represented graphically or with a contour plot, that is,
they are expressed in easy terms so that it is possible to understand the
physics. Because supercomputers progresses rapidly in these days, large-scale
three-dimensional simulations are performed. The three-dimensional data
are usually analyzed by the three-dimensional visualization software through
two-dimensional display. However, there are instances where we have difficulty
in grasping the spatial structures of three-dimensional calculated physical
values (ex. Structure of magnetic field, particle trajectories and so on),
or we cannot understand, because of the lack of information of depth. From
these reasons, it is to be desired that three-dimensional data is analyzed
in three-dimensional space. In this work, we analyze three-dimensional
simulation results in three-dimensional space by CAVE-type virtual-reality
system “CompleXcope.” By using “CompleXcope,” the behavior of particles
in the electromagnetic field obtained by the simulation is investigated.
As a result, the complex three-dimensional particle behavior plays an important
role in the magnetic reconnection..
"Scientific Visualization of Magnetic Reconnection Simulation Data
by CAVE Virtual Reality System", H. Ohtani and R. Horiuchi, Plasma
and Fusion Research, 3, (2008), 054.
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