|Title||Tensor Visualization in Computational Geomechanics
|in||International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics|
Boris Jeremic, Gerik Scheuermann, Jan Frey, Zhaohui Yang, Bernd Hamann, Ken Joy, Hans Hagen |
|Keyword(s)||tensor visualization; computational geomechanics|
We present a novel technique for visualizing tensors in three dimensional (3D) space. Of particular interest
is the visualization of stress tensors resulting from 3D numerical simulations in computational geomechanics. To this end we present three different approaches to visualizing tensors in 3D space, namely hedgehogs, hyperstreamlines and hyperstreamsurfaces. We also present a number of examples related to stress distributions in 3D solids subjected to single and load couples. In addition, we present stress visualizations resulting from single-pile and pile-group computations. The main objective of this work is to investigate various techniques for visualizing general Cartesian tensors of rank 2 and itís application to geomechanics problems.