Interactive Visual Analysis of a Timing Chain Drive Using Segmented Curve View and other Coordinated Views

Zoltan Konyha, Kresimir Matkovic, Denis Gracanin, Mario Duras, J. Juric, Helwig Hauser
Interactive Visual Analysis of a Timing Chain Drive Using Segmented Curve View and other Coordinated Views
In Proccedings of 5th International Conference on Coordinated & Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization. July 2007.

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  • Publication Type: Conference Paper
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  • Date: July 2007
  • Booktitle: Proccedings of 5th International Conference on Coordinated & Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization
  • Date (from): July 2007
  • Date (to): July 2007
  • Lecturer: Zoltan Konyha
  • Location: Zuerich

Abstract

A timing chain drive transfers motion from the engine's crankshaft to the camshaft that operates the valves. The design process of timing chain drives involves computer simulation of many design variants in order to nd an optimum. Most of the simulation results can be represented as families of function graphs (data series). Previously, the analysis of those results was based on static 2D diagrams and animated 3D visualizations. They were suitable for the detailed analysis of a few simulation variants, but not for the comparison of many cases. In this paper we propose a new approach to the analysis based on coordinated linked views and advanced brushing features. Our proposed method supports the interactive analysis of many design variants. We introduce a novel view, called segmented curve view, which can display distributions in families of function graphs. The segmented curve view combines individual function graphs where for a xed value of the independent variable, a bar extends from minimum to maximum values across the family of function graphs. Each bar is divided into segments (bins) with a color that represents the number of function graphs with the value in that segment. In the case study, we demonstrate that the new view combined with “traditional” views provides a strong support for the interactive visual exploration and analysis of a real world timing chain design problem.

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image: 3D view of chain driwe and linked views used in analysis image: 3D view of chain driwe and linked views used in analysis

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BibTeX

@inproceedings{Konyha_2007_SCV,
  title =      "Interactive Visual Analysis of a Timing Chain Drive Using
               Segmented Curve View and other Coordinated Views",
  author =     "Zoltan Konyha and Kresimir Matkovic and Denis Gracanin and
               Mario Duras and J. Juric and Helwig Hauser",
  year =       "2007",
  abstract =   "A timing chain drive transfers motion from the engine's
               crankshaft to the camshaft that operates the valves. The
               design process of timing chain drives involves computer
               simulation of many design variants in order to nd an
               optimum. Most of the simulation results can be represented
               as families of function graphs (data series). Previously,
               the analysis of those results was based on static 2D
               diagrams and animated 3D visualizations. They were suitable
               for the detailed analysis of a few simulation variants, but
               not for the comparison of many cases. In this paper we
               propose a new approach to the analysis based on coordinated
               linked views and advanced brushing features. Our proposed
               method supports the interactive analysis of many design
               variants. We introduce a novel view, called segmented curve
               view, which can display distributions in families of
               function graphs. The segmented curve view combines
               individual function graphs where for a xed value of the
               independent variable, a bar extends from minimum to maximum
               values across the family of function graphs. Each bar is
               divided into segments (bins) with a color that represents
               the number of function graphs with the value in that
               segment. In the case study, we demonstrate that the new view
               combined with “traditional” views provides a strong
               support for the interactive visual exploration and analysis
               of a real world timing chain design problem.",
  month =      jul,
  booktitle =  "Proccedings of 5th International Conference on Coordinated &
               Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization",
  location =   "Zuerich",
  URL =        "/research/publications/2007/Konyha_2007_SCV/",
}