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Friday May 05
Raum Karlsruhe
Visualisation: Interactive Flow Visualisation with PowerVIZ, a Brainchild of the sc.iViz Framework
Olaf Flebbe /science + computing ag, Martin Schulz /science+computing ag

Due to its structure and numerous interfaces, the sc.iViz framework of science + computing ag (Tübingen) provides a stable foundation for the development of Visualisation products. Thus, in cooperation with the Exa Corporation (Boston), the CFD post processor PowerVIZ was created for analyzing 3D flow simulations in the automotive industry. Virtual tools make it possible to interactively and realistically analyze the results of aerodynamic simulations from Exa PowerFLOW. In addition, modern and efficient algorithms facilitate the simultaneous real-time display of different model variations. In co-operation with the Institute for Visualisation and Interactive Systems at the University of Stuttgart, the latest research results are quickly implemented in the products. As an example, graphic hardware accelerated volume renderings and soiling simulations were integrated into PowerVIZ. The products scFEMod and VisPER are the results of co-operations with users and developers of simulation codes based on the sc.iViz framework.

Dr. Olaf Flebbe studied physics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurnberg and graduated with a degree in Computational Physics (theoretical astrophysics) from the University of Tübingen in 1994. His thesis topic: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, modelling of Superhump Light curves. He became a software developer at science + computing, Tübingen in 1994 and is head of the software development department since 1997.

Olaf Flebbe
Head of Software Development Department
science + computing ag

Dr. Martin Schulz studied Computer Science with an emphasis on computer graphics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurnberg. After graduating from Stuttgart University with a thesis on "Interactive visualisation systems for the accelerated analysis of simulation results in the automobile development", he has been working since 2000 as a project manager of the visualisation system PowerVIZ at science + computing in Tübingen.

Martin Schulz

science+computing ag

science + computing ag provides IT services and software for computer environments in technical computing (CAx). Clever planning, efficient administration and optimal utilization of complex computer networks form the focus of the company’s business transactions. In addition, science + computing develop software for performance and interactive visualization: examples are the FEM pre-processor scFEMod and the CFD postprocessor PowerVIZ. science + computing also develops software on commission in the fields pre/postprocessing and visualization.

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