Visualising Finite Element Solutions in Virtual Reality Environments

Conference: CEM 2006 - 6th International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics
04/04/2006 - 04/06/2006 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: CEM 2006

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Schöning, Marc; Asbach, Mark; Riesen, Dirk van; Hameyer, Kay (Institute of Electrical Machines, RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

The design process for electrical machines is more and more accomplished by using simulation techniques rather than prototyping. Thus development time and costs can be reduced. To replace a prototype of an electrical machine with a simulation model, accurate simulation results are needed. This is achieved by using the Finite Element Method combined with a precise problem definition and a detailed mesh. The outcome of this is a large amount of solution data needed to be regarded and understood. Virtual Reality environments are suited to achieve these demands. They offer the possibility to easy explore the simulation results also of complicated geometries. In this paper, a post-processing software with Virtual Reality capabilities is presented and application examples are shown.