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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2010 vol. 16)
ISSN: 1077-2626
pp: 1449-1457
Kresimir Matkovic , VRVis Research Center, Vienna, Austria
Denis Gracanin , Virginia Tech
Mario Jelovic , AVL AST Croatia
Andreas Ammer , VRVis Research Center, Vienna, Austria
Alan Lez , VRVis Research Center, Vienna, Austria
Helwig Hauser , University of Bergen, Norway
Multiple simulation runs using the same simulation model with different values of control parameters generate a large data set that captures the behavior of the modeled phenomenon. However, there is a conceptual and visual gap between the simulation model behavior and the data set that makes data analysis more difficult. We propose a simulation model view that helps to bridge that gap by visually combining the simulation model description and the generated data. The simulation model view provides a visual outline of the simulation process and the corresponding simulation model. The view is integrated in a Coordinated Multiple Views ;(CMV) system. As the simulation model view provides a limited display space, we use three levels of details. We explored the use of the simulation model view, in close collaboration with a domain expert, to understand and tune an electronic unit injector (EUI). We also developed analysis procedures based on the view. The EUI is mostly used in heavy duty Diesel engines. We were mainly interested in understanding the model and how to tune it for three different operation modes: low emission, low consumption, and high power. Very positive feedback from the domain expert shows that the use of the simulation model view and the corresponding ;analysis procedures within a CMV system represents an effective technique for interactive visual analysis of multiple simulation runs.
visualization in physical sciences and engineering, time series data, coordinated multiple views

A. Ammer, D. Gracanin, K. Matkovic, M. Jelovic, H. Hauser and A. Lez, "Interactive Visual Analysis of Multiple Simulation Runs Using the Simulation Model View: Understanding and Tuning of an Electronic Unit Injector," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 16, no. , pp. 1449-1457, 2010.
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