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Issue No. 05 - Sept.-Oct. (2012 vol. 32)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 12-19
M. Otto , Univ. of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
A. Kuhn , Univ. of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
W. Engelke , Univ. of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
H. Theisel , Univ. of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
In the 2011 IEEE Visualization Contest, the dataset represented a high-resolution simulation of a centrifugal pump operating below optimal speed. The goal was to find suitable visualization techniques to identify regions of rotating stall that impede the pump's effectiveness. The winning entry split analysis of the pump into three parts based on the pump's functional behavior. It then applied local and integration-based methods to communicate the unsteady flow behavior in different regions of the dataset. This research formed the basis for a comparison of common vortex extractors and more recent methods. In particular, integration-based methods (separation measures, accumulated scalar fields, particle path lines, and advection textures) are well suited to capture the complex time-dependent flow behavior. This video ( shows simulations of unsteady flow in a centrifugal pump.
Pumps, Adaptation models, Data visualization, Blades, Vectors, Visualization

M. Otto, A. Kuhn, W. Engelke and H. Theisel, "2011 IEEE Visualization Contest Winner: Visualizing Unsteady Vortical Behavior of a Centrifugal Pump," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 12-19, 2012.
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