Description:VisPartDEM is an open source distributed visualization tool for large particle systems
Abstract:VisPartDEM is an open source distributed visualization tool for large particle systems simulated by the Discrete Element Method. VisPartDEM performs intensive post-processing necessary for visualization of derived variables. Discrete element computations are based on particle positions, forces acting between particles and Newton’s laws. Particle systems have no permanent connections or usual grid that can be applied for spatial discretization or visualization purposes. Advanced algorithms based on surface extraction and Voronoi diagrams are implemented in order to obtain geometric representation of propagating cracks. VisPartDEM is designed as grid visualization tool, but it is ported on the other infrastructures.