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The Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV) consists of six faculty members and approximately 30 researchers and graduate students all working on interdisciplinary problems in visualization, geometric modeling, computer graphics, computational geometry, graphics architecture, and immersive technologies. We are key partners in SDAV, a DoE SciDAC III Scalable Data Analysis an Visualization Center, and in the IRTG, an International Research Training Group based at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. We are an internationally recognized leader in the fields of visualization and computer graphics, addressing problems that range from the multiresolution display of very large-scale data, to the discovery of new visual analysis algorithms, to the design of methods to accelerate the use of graphics hardware.

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Sound Visualization Using Phonon Tracing and FEM
Eduard Deines, Martin Hering-Bertram, Jan Mohring, Jevgenij Jegorovs, Hans Hagen

Acoustics is important for planning of rooms for musical or speech presentations, such as theaters, concert halls, and lecture rooms. Today a computer aided simulation of acoustical behavior inside closed rooms is possible. There exists a variety of simulation algorithms which can be classified into two groups: wave-based and geometric approaches. The former numerically solve the wave equation. Geometrical acoustics ... [more]