Examples of what you can produce with EnSight

Dinosaur-killing Asteroid

What does the U.S. Government do with its massive supercomputers?  One use is to plan visionary ways of protecting the planet from extraterrestrial threats.  No not UFOs, meteors.  To realistically consider such mind-bogglingly ambitious concepts, the scientists and engineers turn to computer simulations backed by years of careful comparisons with tests.  They perform these simulations using technology known as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) on massive supercomputers a technology field known as High Performance Computing (HPC).  Then visualization tools such as EnSight perform post-processing after the simulation is complete to reduce the data to manageable size and visualize the data and animate it so that complex data becomes understandable to the engineers and scientists.  We call this HPC CFD Post-processing, and its EnSight’s forte.

HPC CFD post-processing by EnSight to visualize asteroid destruction simulation.



Los Alamos Movie made with EnSight of Dinosaur Killing Asteroid


Using Transparency, Part Animation, and Keyframe Animation

Flying through a transparent car to see the normally hidden powertrain.

Using Transparency, Part Animation, and Keyframe Animation

Using POV-RAY export in EnSight Gold one can achieve additional photorealistic effects such as shadows, as shown.

Gasifier Analysis using CPFD Barracuda

Barracuda Virtual Reactor VR – CFD post-processing of gas-particle fluidized reactors simulation from EnSight by CEI Software on Vimeo.

Animation of gasifier simulation. Physics from CPFD Barracuda is based off from discrete particle continuum. Here, the volume fraction of the particles within the gasifier stage are shown. Analysis and post processing done with EnSight.

New Volume Rendering Video of Flow Past a Moving Valve

Convergent Science shared with us this excellent model of a valve showing transient flow properties as the valve opens.  We visualized the data in EnSight using our Volume Rendering feature.   As you can see Volume rendering gives you a holistic view of the data in a qualitative though not quantitative way.


Volume Rendering of flow past a moving valve from EnSight by CEI Software on Vimeo.



A longer movie was also made of the same scene with additional EnSight features like clip planes, plotted data that provide more quantitative details about the flow.


Example Moving Valve by Converge from EnSight by CEI Software on Vimeo.



More Information on Volume Rendering.


If you want to learn how to use Volume Rendering.  Watch this tutorial.