Integrated Solution Visualization, Validation, and Steering for Retinable Finite Element Modeling Results
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Disclosed is a method that enables the visualization, validation, and steering of intermediate results produced by Finite Element Modeling (FEM) solvers possessing automatic solution refinement capabilities. The novelty of the approach is the sharing of the computational data and functional resources within the core of the solver by the visualization kernel. In addition, integration is further tightened by allowing the visualization procedure the ability to yield control back to the processor when a need arises to update the model and simulation parameters (e.g., boundary conditions) during an analysis.