Top Challenges in the Visualization of Engineering Tensor Fields

  • Mario Hlawitschka
  • Ingrid Hotz
  • Andrea Kratz
  • G. Elisabeta Marai
  • Rodrigo Moreno
  • Gerik Scheuermann
  • Markus Stommel
  • Alexander Wiebel
  • Eugene Zhang
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-54301-2_1

Part of the Mathematics and Visualization book series (MATHVISUAL)
Cite this paper as:
Hlawitschka M. et al. (2014) Top Challenges in the Visualization of Engineering Tensor Fields. In: Westin CF., Vilanova A., Burgeth B. (eds) Visualization and Processing of Tensors and Higher Order Descriptors for Multi-Valued Data. Mathematics and Visualization. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

In this chapter we summarize the top research challenges in creating successful visualization tools for tensor fields in engineering. The analysis is based on our collective experiences and on discussions with both domain experts and visualization practitioners. We find that creating visualization tools for engineering tensors often involves solving multiple different technical problems at the same time—including visual intuitiveness, scalability, interactivity, providing both detail and context, integration with modeling and simulation, representing uncertainty and managing multi-fields; as well as overcoming terminology barriers and advancing research in the mathematical aspects of tensor field processing. We further note the need for tools and data repositories to encourage faster advances in the field. Our interest in creating and proposing this list is to initiate a discussion about important research issues within the visualization of engineering tensor fields.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Hlawitschka
    • 1
  • Ingrid Hotz
    • 2
  • Andrea Kratz
    • 3
  • G. Elisabeta Marai
    • 4
  • Rodrigo Moreno
    • 5
  • Gerik Scheuermann
    • 1
  • Markus Stommel
    • 6
  • Alexander Wiebel
    • 7
  • Eugene Zhang
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceLeipzig UniversityLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.German Aerospace CenterBraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.Zuse Institute BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Robotics InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  5. 5.Department of Medical and Health Sciences (IMH) and Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV)Linköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  6. 6.Chair of Polymer MaterialsSaarland UniversitySaarbrueckenGermany
  7. 7.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer SciencesCoburg University of Applied SciencesCoburgGermany
  8. 8.School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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