Particle Flurries: Synoptic 3D Pulsatile Flow Visualization
Particle Flurries: Synoptic 3D Pulsatile Flow Visualization. Jason S. Sobel, Andrew S. Forsberg, David H. Laidlaw, Robert C. Zeleznik, Daniel F. Keefe, Igor Pivkin, George E. Karniadakis, Peter Richardson, Sharon Swartz. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (2004) Volume 24, Number 2 pp. 76–85
Synoptic visualizations give viewers a synopsis of all flow features simultaneously. Good examples of 2D synoptic visualizations are weather maps from both TV news reports and online Web pages. The human visual system is adept at finding patterns within larger contexts, and we hypothesize that synoptic visualization methods will help users find unexpected features more quickly and thus speed the understanding of complex 3D time-varying flows. Particle Flurries (PF) is our effort toward a synoptic visualization of complex pulsatile 3D flow. PF tries to satisfy four goals: (1) represent all flow features, (2) depict flow at artery surfaces, (3) allow user interaction, and (4) avoid visually overwhelming the viewer.
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