Visualization of vector fields in flow analysis.
Abstract
This paper describes several methods of visualizing the vector fields in flow analysis. A class of computational algorithms determining the structure of vector fields is stated. These algorithms can be applied to the other area of computational physics. Usually the objective vector fields are obtained on a discretized space. This makes it difficult to construct the computational algorithms. An appropriate interpolation method has to be chosen in order to reconstruct a continuous space. Since the reconstructed space is defined locally in general, a grid cell in which the solution moves has to be found efficiently. This becomes a crucial problem in threedimensions. The construction of schemes is performed on both physical and computational spaces in order to overcome this difficulty.
 Publication:

29th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
 Pub Date:
 January 1991
 Bibcode:
 1991aiaa.meetQR...S
 Keywords:

 Flow Distribution;
 Flow Visualization;
 Particle Flux Density;
 Particle Tracks;
 Spherical Coordinates;
 Computational Fluid Dynamics;
 Particle Trajectories;
 Vorticity;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer