Visualizing gyrokinetic simulations

David Crawford, Kwan-Liu Ma, Min Yu Huang, Scott Klasky, Stephane Ethier

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The continuing advancement of plasma science is central to realizing fusion as an inexpensive and safe energy source. Gryokinetic simulations of plasmas are fundamental to the understanding of turbulent transport in fusion plasma. This paper discusses the visualization challenges presented by gyrokinetic simulations using magnetic field line following coordinates, and presents an effective solution exploiting programmable graphics hardware to enable interactive volume visualization of 3D plasma flow on a toroidal coordinate system. The new visualization capability can help scientists better understand three-dimensional structures of the modeled phenomena. Both the limitations and future promise of the hardware-accelerated approach are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Visualization 2004 - Proceedings, VIS 2004
EditorsH. Rushmeier, G. Turk, J.J. Wijk
Pages59-66
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventIEEE Visualization 2004 - Proceedings, VIS 2004 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2004Oct 15 2004

Other

OtherIEEE Visualization 2004 - Proceedings, VIS 2004
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period10/10/0410/15/04

Fingerprint

Visualization
Plasmas
Fusion reactions
Hardware
Plasma flow
Magnetic fields

Keywords

  • Graphics hardware
  • Non-rectilinear mesh
  • Plasma physics
  • Scientific visualization
  • Texture methods
  • Volume visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Crawford, D., Ma, K-L., Huang, M. Y., Klasky, S., & Ethier, S. (2004). Visualizing gyrokinetic simulations. In H. Rushmeier, G. Turk, & J. J. Wijk (Eds.), IEEE Visualization 2004 - Proceedings, VIS 2004 (pp. 59-66)

Visualizing gyrokinetic simulations. / Crawford, David; Ma, Kwan-Liu; Huang, Min Yu; Klasky, Scott; Ethier, Stephane.

IEEE Visualization 2004 - Proceedings, VIS 2004. ed. / H. Rushmeier; G. Turk; J.J. Wijk. 2004. p. 59-66.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Crawford, D, Ma, K-L, Huang, MY, Klasky, S & Ethier, S 2004, Visualizing gyrokinetic simulations. in H Rushmeier, G Turk & JJ Wijk (eds), IEEE Visualization 2004 - Proceedings, VIS 2004. pp. 59-66, IEEE Visualization 2004 - Proceedings, VIS 2004, Austin, TX, United States, 10/10/04.
Crawford D, Ma K-L, Huang MY, Klasky S, Ethier S. Visualizing gyrokinetic simulations. In Rushmeier H, Turk G, Wijk JJ, editors, IEEE Visualization 2004 - Proceedings, VIS 2004. 2004. p. 59-66
Crawford, David ; Ma, Kwan-Liu ; Huang, Min Yu ; Klasky, Scott ; Ethier, Stephane. / Visualizing gyrokinetic simulations. IEEE Visualization 2004 - Proceedings, VIS 2004. editor / H. Rushmeier ; G. Turk ; J.J. Wijk. 2004. pp. 59-66
@inproceedings{d032c59f2ba24f2ab255cf50354df380,
title = "Visualizing gyrokinetic simulations",
abstract = "The continuing advancement of plasma science is central to realizing fusion as an inexpensive and safe energy source. Gryokinetic simulations of plasmas are fundamental to the understanding of turbulent transport in fusion plasma. This paper discusses the visualization challenges presented by gyrokinetic simulations using magnetic field line following coordinates, and presents an effective solution exploiting programmable graphics hardware to enable interactive volume visualization of 3D plasma flow on a toroidal coordinate system. The new visualization capability can help scientists better understand three-dimensional structures of the modeled phenomena. Both the limitations and future promise of the hardware-accelerated approach are also discussed.",
keywords = "Graphics hardware, Non-rectilinear mesh, Plasma physics, Scientific visualization, Texture methods, Volume visualization",
author = "David Crawford and Kwan-Liu Ma and Huang, {Min Yu} and Scott Klasky and Stephane Ethier",
year = "2004",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "0780387880",
pages = "59--66",
editor = "H. Rushmeier and G. Turk and J.J. Wijk",
booktitle = "IEEE Visualization 2004 - Proceedings, VIS 2004",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Visualizing gyrokinetic simulations

AU - Crawford, David

AU - Ma, Kwan-Liu

AU - Huang, Min Yu

AU - Klasky, Scott

AU - Ethier, Stephane

PY - 2004/12/1

Y1 - 2004/12/1

N2 - The continuing advancement of plasma science is central to realizing fusion as an inexpensive and safe energy source. Gryokinetic simulations of plasmas are fundamental to the understanding of turbulent transport in fusion plasma. This paper discusses the visualization challenges presented by gyrokinetic simulations using magnetic field line following coordinates, and presents an effective solution exploiting programmable graphics hardware to enable interactive volume visualization of 3D plasma flow on a toroidal coordinate system. The new visualization capability can help scientists better understand three-dimensional structures of the modeled phenomena. Both the limitations and future promise of the hardware-accelerated approach are also discussed.

AB - The continuing advancement of plasma science is central to realizing fusion as an inexpensive and safe energy source. Gryokinetic simulations of plasmas are fundamental to the understanding of turbulent transport in fusion plasma. This paper discusses the visualization challenges presented by gyrokinetic simulations using magnetic field line following coordinates, and presents an effective solution exploiting programmable graphics hardware to enable interactive volume visualization of 3D plasma flow on a toroidal coordinate system. The new visualization capability can help scientists better understand three-dimensional structures of the modeled phenomena. Both the limitations and future promise of the hardware-accelerated approach are also discussed.

KW - Graphics hardware

KW - Non-rectilinear mesh

KW - Plasma physics

KW - Scientific visualization

KW - Texture methods

KW - Volume visualization

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=17044431371&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=17044431371&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:17044431371

SN - 0780387880

SN - 9780780387881

SP - 59

EP - 66

BT - IEEE Visualization 2004 - Proceedings, VIS 2004

A2 - Rushmeier, H.

A2 - Turk, G.

A2 - Wijk, J.J.

ER -