Scientific visualisation in Civil Engineering

Scientific visualisation in Civil Engineering

Having great results and accomplishments in research and professional work sometimes might be completely underestimated if they are not presented in a good manner. Scientific visualisation in Civil Engineering has a unique goal to enlighten the audience from the field of Civil Engineering about possibilities and tools that are present in contemporary scientific visualisation area. The idea is to give the participants wide range of tools and also to involve them in a specific way of logical thinking when presenting the data. This approach grants abilities to solve different presentation problems and answer the future challenges promptly whether encountered in science or professional work.

Main Topics:

  • getting users acquainted with open source scientific visualisation software
    •    working with VTK (Visualisation ToolKit)
    •    creating effective scientific still images and animations

Scientific visualisation in Civil Engineering

Program structure:
•   5 day course, 4 days  2 hours per day of lectures followed by 2 hours of hand-on  practical work, last day 10 minutes final presentation that shows learned skills and participant discussion
•    Sample data will be provided for practice and for final presentation but participants are welcome to bring their own data
•    Every student gets lecture notes bidden as booklet as well as CD containing digital version of booklet, current version of Paraview and sample data

Scientific visualisation in Civil Engineering

  • Program plan:
    o    1st day of program
    Introduction to Paraview GUI (1/2 h)
    VTK and writing interface (1/2 h)
    Pipeline model of Paraview (1/2 h)
    Visualisation of time series (1/2 h)
    o    2nd day of program
    Paraview layouts and views  (1 h)
    Paraview sources and filters (1 h)
    o    3rd day of program
    Data manipulation (1 h)
    Python in Paraview (1 h)
    o    4th day of program
    Making animations  (3/2 h)
    Encoding animations using VirtualDub (1/2h)
    o    5th day of program
    Participants presentations and discussion
    •    No special prior experience needed to follow course

Target audience:
MSc students, PhD students


Program Lecturers:

vladimir_divic_Scientific visualisation in Civil Engineering

Vladimir Divić, PhD
Senior Research Assistant, Head of laboratory

Teacher info and publication background
ResearchGate
Croatian Scientific Bibliography
LinkedIn
Works as a head of laboratory at University of Split, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy. His areas of research and teaching are Steel structures, Timber structures, Steel bridges and Reliability of structures with an accent on wind behaviour and loading. Through his doctoral research he did lot of numerical modelling and measurement and he found that managing those data and results can be done by different ways of scientific visualisation tools which also enable lot of post processing analysis. Being in charge for laboratory he manages experiments and measurements with different research groups.
morena_galesic Scientific visualisation in Civil Engineering

Morena Galesic, M. SC. CE
Research and Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistant info and publication background
ResearchGate
Croatian Scientific Bibliography
LinkedIn
Works as a research assistant at University of Split, Faculty of Civil, Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy. Her areas of teaching are Coastal Engineering, Ports and Marine Engineering, and Hydro-technical structures, while her research is based in modelling the pollution in surface waters where she encountered lot of scientific visualisation applications.

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Students who successfully complete this course will be awarded 2 ECTS* credits. EQF level is 7.

*European Credit Transfer System