Visualization of simulation results

Screenshot with differently colored visualizations of engines and their noise generation
An example of Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) simulation data analysis. The interactive visualization has been carefully designed to provide an informative overview of the noise contributions of different engine parts.

To extract the right information from simulations, it is of utmost importance to visualize the simulation results in a correct and comprehensible way. We have been developing efficient applications and solutions for this purpose for many years - especially for the automotive industry. The spectrum here ranges from our software products ParaView and SimVis to our systems for 3D simulation data or the combination of 2D and 3D visualizations of heterogeneous simulation results from several solvers as well as to solutions for the online monitoring of real-time simulations and much more. Thanks to modular approaches, we can combine our visualization solutions with different solvers and preprocessing tools easily, allowing for adjustments in simulation runs.

Complex Simulation Ensembles

Screenshot of various visual data analysis display options
To provide engineers with insights into complex data from simulation ensembles and experiments, as well as into various physical phenomena, we use coordinated multiple views and innovative interaction methods.

We recognized the great importance of simulation ensembles early on, especially in connection with the development of prototypes. Therefore, we have been developing various methods for interactive visual analysis of complex and large parameter data sets for the past 15 years. In addition to advanced solutions that help to analyze and optimize complex ensembles from different areas of automotive production, we are researching new "on the fly" control methods for ensemble simulations based on automatic optimization techniques. In addition, we are working on new interaction mechanisms that improve the efficiency and accuracy of analysis.

XR and non-conventional interfaces for the automotive sector

[Translate to English:] Screenshot of a VR environment with the lettering AVL in the background and a green-blue-red-yellow colored 3D engine model in the foreground.
The visualization of sound simulation data in an immersive virtual environment, complemented by spatial sounds, creates the possibility to test prototypes digitally and in real conditions at the same time.

The development of non-conventional interface solutions is one of our main concerns to ensure the best user interfaces and most efficient workflows for automotive engineers in the future. For example, we are researching how so-called "tangible brushing" can be applied in automotive development: The main idea here is the use of real objects, in our case physical maps, for collaborative specification and formulation of a planned model. Furthermore, we also explore ways in which XR technology can be used to communicate simulation results.