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Scientific Visualization and Virtual Prototyping in the Product Development Process

: Frühauf, T.; Dai, F.

Göbel, M. ; European Association for Computer Graphics -EUROGRAPHICS-; Czech Technical University, Prag:
Virtual environments and scientific visualization '96 : Proceedings of the Eurographics Workshops in Monte Carlo, Monaco, February 19-20, 1996 and in Prague, Czech Republic, April 23-25, 1996
Wien: Springer, 1996 (Springer computer science)
ISBN: 3-211-82886-9
Eurographics Workshop on Visualization in Scientific Computing <7, 1996, Prag>
Fraunhofer IGD ()
Digital Mock-Up; functional simulation; Immersive Data visualisation; information visualisation; Product presentation; virtual prototyping

In this paper we introduce our work within the DMU (Digital Mock-Up) project. The focus of this project is the development of technolgy for replacing physical prototypes by virtual prototypes. In particular, we discuss here the integration of scientific visalization into virtual prototyping. Fraunhofer-IGD has implemented the DMU demonstrator - we describe those parts of the demonstrator where scientific visaulization funcionality was incorporated. Furthermore, IGD has carried out seperate "virtual Prototyping" projects wth two german car manufacturers where we realized "immersive data visualization". We describe those projects and discuss the several approaches to implement immersive data visualization. From our experience with different approaches and applications we discuss the use and usefulness of virtual reality technology for scientific visualization