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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

PI: Victoria Interrante

Identification and Visualization of Individual Vortices in Turbulent Flows

Efforts to achieve a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of turbulent flow are hindered by the difficulty of quantifying the complex, non-linear interactions between individual eddies in these flows, which is compounded by the lack of robust methods for accurately identifying individual eddy structures and characterizing their dynamic evolution and organization across multiple scales. These researchers are investigating several novel approaches for accurately segmenting individual eddy structures in turbulent flows. They are using the SDVL for this project.

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Sheng-Wen Wang, Graduate Student