SmoothViz: Visualization of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Simulation Data

People: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Paul Rosenthal, Dr. Vladimir Molchanov, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Linsen

Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) project grants LI-1530/6-1 and LI-1530/6-2

Collaborators: Prof. Dr. Stephan Rosswog

Description: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) simulations are widely been used in the field of astrophysics due to their natural adaptivity and robustness. Particle can move freely within a 3D space and reside where high accuracy is required. To account for the adaptivity during visualization, visualization methods are developed that take as input a large set of particles with scalar or vector-valued data values assigned to them and directly display the represented features. Scalar fields are visualized using surface extractions based on isocontouring or level set computations. Point-based surface rendering mechanisms are developed to display the extracted surfaces. Time coherency needs to be exploited to efficiently deal with time-varying data. Vector fields are visualized using geometric flow visualization approaches. All approaches will be integrated into an operating system for visual exploration of SPH data.

Software:
SmoothViz

2014

  • Vladimir Molchanov, Lars Linsen:
    In Proceedings of WSCG, The 22nd International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, pp. 39 — 48
    @inproceedings{Molchanov14_wsgl,
      author = {Vladimir Molchanov and Lars Linsen},
      title = {Visual Exploration of Patterns in Multi-run Time-varying Multi-field Simulation Data Using Projected Views},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of WSCG, The 22nd International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision},
      editor = {Vaclav Skala},
      publisher = {UNION Agency -- Science Press},
      address = {Plzen, Czech Republic},
      isbn = {978-80-86943-71-8},
      pages = {39 -- 48},
      month = {June},
      year = {2014},
      note = {molchanovlinsenvcglsmoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/WSCG14.png},
      project = {smoothvis},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Molchanov14_WSCG_Multirun.pdf}
    }
  • Vladimir Molchanov, Lars Linsen:
    In Proceedings of EuroVis 2014 — Short Papers, pp. 25–29
    @inproceedings{Molchanov14_EuroVis,
      author = {Vladimir Molchanov and Lars Linsen},
      title = {Interactive Design of Multidimensional Data Projection Layout},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of EuroVis 2014 -- Short Papers},
      month = {June},
      year = {2014},
      pages = {25--29},
      doi = {10.2312/eurovisshort.20141152},
      note = {molchanovlinsenvcglsmoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/EuroVis14.png},
      project = {smoothvis},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Molchanov_EuroVis14-short.pdf}
    }

2013

  • Vladimir Molchanov, Alexey Fofonov, Lars Linsen:
    Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 33, iss. 3, pp. 301–310
    @article{Molchanov13_eurovis,
      author = {Vladimir Molchanov and Alexey Fofonov and Lars Linsen},
      title = {Continuous Representation of Projected Attribute Spaces of Multifields over Any Spatial Sampling},
      month = {Jun},
      journal = {Computer Graphics Forum},
      year = {2013},
      volume = {33},
      number = {3},
      doi = {10.1111/cgf.12117},
      pages = {301--310},
      note = {molchanovlinsenfofonovvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/corpas_small.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Molchanov-eurovis13-fin.pdf}
    }
  • Vladimir Molchanov, Alexey Fofonov, Stephan Rosswog, Paul Rosenthal, Lars Linsen:
    In Proceedings of the 8th International SPHERIC Workshop, pp. 350–356
    @inproceedings{Molchanov13_spheric,
      author = {Vladimir Molchanov and Alexey Fofonov and Stephan Rosswog and Paul Rosenthal and Lars Linsen},
      title = {{SmoothViz:} An Interactive Visual Analysis System for {SPH} Data},
      month = {June},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th International SPHERIC Workshop},
      year = {2013},
      pages = {350--356},
      note = {molchanovlinsenfofonovvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/spheric_small.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/8th_SPHERIC_Molchanov.pdf}
    }
  • T. S. Reis Santos, F. V. Paulovich, V. Molchanov, L. Linsen, M. C. F. de Oliveira:
    In Proceedings of the International Conferenceon Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, pp. 573–582
    @inproceedings{Santos13,
      author = {T. S. Reis Santos and F. V. Paulovich and V. Molchanov and L. Linsen and M. C. F. de Oliveira},
      title = {Visualizing temporal behavior in multifield particle simulations},
      month = {},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conferenceon Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications},
      year = {2013},
      pages = {573--582},
      doi = {10.5220/0004207705730582},
      note = {molchanovlinsenvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/VisualizingTemporalBehavior.pdf},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Santos2013.png},
      }
  • Vladimir Molchanov, Alexey Fofonov, Lars Linsen:
    Journal of WSCG, vol. 21, iss. 1, pp. 49–58
    @article{Molchanov13_wsgl,
      author = {Vladimir Molchanov and Alexey Fofonov and Lars Linsen},
      title = {Frequency-based Progressive Rendering of Continuous Scatterplots},
      month = {July},
      journal = {Journal of WSCG},
      volume = {21},
      number = {1},
      pages = {49--58},
      ISSN ={1213-6972},
      year = {2013},
      note = {molchanovlinsenfofonovvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/wscg_small.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Molchanov_2013_J_WSCG.pdf}
    }

2011

  • Vladimir Molchanov, Paul Rosenthal, Lars Linsen:
    In Scientific Visualization: Interactions, Features, Metaphors, Dagstuhl Follow-Ups, vol. 2, pp. 222–239
    @InCollection{linsendagstuhl11,
      author ={Vladimir Molchanov and Paul Rosenthal and Lars Linsen},
      title ={{Variational Level-Set Detection of Local Isosurfaces from Unstructured Point-based Volume Data}},
      booktitle ={Scientific Visualization: Interactions, Features, Metaphors},
      pages ={222--239},
      series ={Dagstuhl Follow-Ups},
      ISBN ={978-3-939897-26-2},
      ISSN ={1868-8977},
      year ={2011},
      volume ={2},
      editor ={Hans Hagen},
      publisher ={Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
      address ={Dagstuhl, Germany},
      URL ={http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2011/3294},
      URN ={urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-32941},
      doi ={http://dx.doi.org/10.4230/DFU.Vol2.SciViz.2011.222},
      note = {linsenmolchanovrosenthalvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/molchanov09_dagstuhl.png},
      }
  • Jorge Poco, Ronak Etemadpour, Fernando V. Paulovich, Tran Van Long, Paul Rosenthal, Maria Cristina Ferreira de Oliveira, Lars Linsen, Rosane Minghim:
    Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 30, iss. 3, pp. 1111–1120
    @Article{Poco11,
      author = {Jorge Poco and Ronak Etemadpour and Fernando V. Paulovich and Tran Van Long and Paul Rosenthal and Maria Cristina Ferreira de Oliveira and Lars Linsen and Rosane Minghim },
      title = {A Framework for Exploring Multidimensional Data with 3D Projections},
      journal = {Computer Graphics Forum},
      year = {2011},
      volume = {30},
      number = {3},
      pages = {1111--1120},
      note = {etemadpourlongrosenthallinsenvcglsmoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/PocoEtAl2011.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/PocoEtAl2011_web.pdf},
      }
  • Lars Linsen, Vladimir Molchanov, Petar Dobrev, Stephan Rosswog, Paul Rosenthal, Tran Van Long:
    In Hydrodynamics — Optimizing Methods and Tools, pp. 3–28
    @incollection{linsenintech11,
      author = {Lars Linsen and Vladimir Molchanov and Petar Dobrev and Stephan Rosswog and Paul Rosenthal and Tran Van Long},
      title = {SmoothViz: Visualization of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Data},
      editor = {Harry Edmar Schulz and Andre Luiz Andrade Simo\~{e}s and Raquel Jahara Lobosco},
      booktitle = {Hydrodynamics --- Optimizing Methods and Tools},
      publisher = {InTech},
      month = {October},
      year = {2011},
      pages = {3--28},
      note = {linsenmolchanovrosenthaldobrevlongvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/smoothviz_small.png},
      url = {http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/smoothviz-visualization-of-smoothed-particles-hydrodynamics-data},
      }

2010

  • Petar Dobrev, Paul Rosenthal, Lars Linsen:
    Computer Graphics and Geometry, vol. 12, iss. 3, pp. 2–25
    @Article{dobrevcgg10, title = {An Image-space Approach to Interactive Point Cloud Rendering Including Shadows and Transparency},
      author = {Petar Dobrev and Paul Rosenthal and Lars Linsen},
      journal = {Computer Graphics and Geometry},
      year = {2010},
      volume = {12},
      number = {3},
      pages = {2--25},
      note = {dobrevrosenthallinsenvcglsmoothvispointsinsight},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/DobrevRosenthalLinsenExt2010.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/DobrevRosenthalLinsen-revised.pdf},
      }
  • Vladimir Molchanov, Paul Rosenthal, Lars Linsen:
    Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 29, iss. 3, pp. 1211–1220
    @Article{molchanoveurovis10,
      author = {Vladimir Molchanov and Paul Rosenthal and Lars Linsen},
      title = {Non-iterative Second-order Approximation of Signed Distance Function for Any Isosurface Representation},
      journal = {Computer Graphics Forum},
      year = {2010},
      volume = {29},
      number = {3},
      pages = {1211--1220},
      note = {molchanovrosenthallinsenvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/molchanov_eurovis10.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/molchanov10_eurovis267.pdf},
      }
  • Petar Dobrev, Paul Rosenthal, Lars Linsen:
    In Communication Papers Proceedings of WSCG, The 18th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, pp. 101–108
    @inproceedings{dobrevwscg10,
      author = {Petar Dobrev and Paul Rosenthal and Lars Linsen},
      title = {Interactive Image-space Point Cloud Rendering with Transparency and Shadows},
      booktitle = {Communication Papers Proceedings of WSCG, The 18th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision},
      year = {2010},
      month = {2},
      editor = {Vaclav Skala},
      publisher = {UNION Agency -- Science Press},
      pages = {101--108},
      address = {Plzen, Czech Republic},
      note = {dobrevrosenthallinsenvcglsmoothvispointsinsight},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/dobrev_wscg_2010.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/dobrev_wscg_2010.pdf},
      }
  • Paul Rosenthal, Vladimir Molchanov, Lars Linsen:
    In Proceedings of WSCG, The 18th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, pp. 73–80
    @inproceedings{rosenthalwscg10,
      author = {Paul Rosenthal and Vladimir Molchanov and Lars Linsen},
      title = {A Narrow Band Level Set Method for Surface Extraction from Unstructured Point-based Volume Data},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of WSCG, The 18th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision},
      year = {2010},
      month = {2},
      editor = {Vaclav Skala},
      publisher = {UNION Agency -- Science Press},
      pages = {73--80},
      address = {Plzen, Czech Republic},
      note = {rosenthalmolchanovlinsenvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rosenthal_wscg_2010.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rosenthal_wscg_2010.pdf},
      }

2009

  • Paul Rosenthal, Lars Linsen:
    Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 28, iss. 3, pp. 999–1006
    @Article{rosenthaleurovis09,
      author = {Paul Rosenthal and Lars Linsen},
      title = {Enclosing surfaces for point clusters using 3D discrete Voronoi diagrams},
      journal = {Computer Graphics Forum},
      year = {2009},
      volume = {28},
      number = {3},
      pages = {999--1006},
      note = {rosenthallinsenvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rosenthal_eurovis_2009.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rosenthal_eurovis_2009.pdf},
      }
  • Lars Linsen, Tran Van Long, Paul Rosenthal:
    IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 29, iss. 3, pp. 85–89
    @Article{linsencga09,
      author = {Lars Linsen and Tran Van Long and Paul Rosenthal},
      title = {Linking multi-dimensional feature space cluster visualization to surface extraction from multi-field volume data},
      journal = {IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications},
      year = {2009},
      volume = {29},
      number = {3},
      pages = {85--89},
      note = {linsenlongrosenthalvcglsmoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/linsen_cga_2009.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/linsen_cga_2009.pdf},
      }
  • Paul Rosenthal:
    Shaker Verlag, Aachen, Germany (Ph.D. Thesis Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany)
    @book{rosenthalphd09,
      author = {Paul Rosenthal},
      title = {Direct Surface Extraction from Unstructured Point-based Volume Data},
      publisher = {Shaker Verlag, Aachen, Germany (Ph.D. Thesis Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany)},
      year = {2009},
      note = {rosenthalvcglsmoothvis},
      url = {http://www.amazon.de/Direct-Surface-Extraction-Unstructured-Point-based/dp/3832283595/},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rosenthal_phd_thesis.png},
      }

2008

  • Paul Rosenthal, Lars Linsen:
    In Proceedings of Computer Graphics International, pp. 136–143
    @InProceedings{rosenthalcgi08,
      author = {Paul Rosenthal and Lars Linsen},
      title = {Image-space point cloud rendering},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of Computer Graphics International},
      year = {2008},
      pages = {136--143},
      note = {linsenrosenthalvcglsmoothvispointsinsight},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rosenthal_cgi_2008.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rosenthal_cgi_2008.pdf},
      }
  • Paul Rosenthal, Tran Van Long, Lars Linsen:
    Winner of IEEE Visualization Design Contest
    @Misc{rosenthalviscontest08,
      author = {Paul Rosenthal and Tran Van Long and Lars Linsen},
      title = {{"Shadow Clustering"}: Surface extraction from non-equidistantly sampled multi-field {3D} scalar data using multi-dimensional cluster visualization},
      howpublished = {Winner of IEEE Visualization Design Contest},
      year = {2008},
      note = {linsenlongrosenthalvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rosenthal_viscontest_2008.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/RosenthalLongLinsen08.pdf}
    }
  • Lars Linsen, Tran Van Long, Paul Rosenthal, Stephan Rosswog:
    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 14, iss. 6, pp. 1483–1490
    @Article{linsenvis08, title = {Surface extraction from multi-field particle volume data using multi-dimensional cluster visualization},
      author = {Lars Linsen and Tran Van Long and Paul Rosenthal and Stephan Rosswog},
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
      year = 2008, volume = 14, number = 6, pages = {1483--1490},
      publisher = {IEEE Educational Activities Department},
      address = {Piscataway, NJ, USA},
      note = {linsenlongrosenthalrosswogvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/linsen_vis_2008.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/linsen_vis_2008.pdf},
      }
  • Paul Rosenthal, Lars Linsen:
    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 14, iss. 6, pp. 1531–1546
    @Article{rosenthalvis08, title = {Smooth surface extraction from unstructured point-based volume data using {PDEs}},
      author = {Paul Rosenthal and Lars Linsen},
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
      year = {2008},
      volume = {14},
      number = {6},
      pages = {1531--1546},
      note = {linsenrosenthalvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rosenthal_vis_2008.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rosenthal_vis_2008.pdf},
      }

2007

  • Lars Linsen, Karsten Müller, Paul Rosenthal:
    Journal of WSCG, vol. 15, pp. 51–58
    @Article{linsenwscg07,
      author = {Lars Linsen and Karsten M\"uller and Paul Rosenthal},
      title = {Splat-based ray tracing of point clouds},
      journal = {Journal of WSCG},
      year = {2007},
      pages = {51--58},
      volume = {15},
      note = {rosenthallinsenvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/rosenthal_wscg_2007.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/rosenthal_wscg_2007.pdf},
      }
  • Paul Rosenthal, Stephan Rosswog, Lars Linsen:
    In Proceedings of the 4th High-End Visualization Workshop, pp. 50–61
    @InProceedings{rosenthalvisworkshop07,
      author = {Paul Rosenthal and Stephan Rosswog and Lars Linsen},
      title = {Direct surface extraction from smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulation data},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 4th High-End Visualization Workshop},
      editor = {Werner Benger and RenĂ© Heinzl and Wolfgang Kapferer},
      publisher = {Lehmanns Media},
      address = {Berlin, Germany},
      year = {2007},
      pages = {50--61},
      note = {linsenrosenthalrosswogvcglsmoothvis},
      project = {smoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rosenthal_vizworkshop_2007.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/rosenthal_vizworkshop_2007.pdf},
      }

2006

  • Paul Rosenthal, Lars Linsen:
    In EuroVis06: Proceedings of the Eurographics/IEEE-VGTC Symposium on Visualization, pp. 99–106
    @InProceedings{rosenthallinsen06,
      author = {Paul Rosenthal and Lars Linsen},
      title = {Direct isosurface extraction from scattered volume data},
      booktitle = {EuroVis06: Proceedings of the Eurographics/IEEE-VGTC Symposium on Visualization},
      editor = {Beatriz Sousa Santos and Thomas Ertl and Kenneth I. Joy},
      pages = {99--106},
      year = {2006},
      publisher = {Eurographics Association},
      address = {Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland},
      note = {rosenthallinsenvcglsmoothvis},
      annote = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/rosenthal_eurovis_2006.png},
      url = {http://vcgl.jacobs-university.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/rosenthal_eurovis_2006.pdf},
      }