Computer graphics in geology: three-dimensional computer by Reinhard Pflug, John W. Harbaugh

By Reinhard Pflug, John W. Harbaugh

Viewpoint perspectives, corresponding to block diagrams and fence diagrams have constantly been a massive technique of clinical visualiza- tion in geology. complicated three-d laptop gra- phics is a brand new device for the development of such perspectives. The publication includes papers awarded on the first huge interna- tional assembly (Freiburg, October 8-11, 1990) that introduced jointly operating teams engaged in improvement of three-D visua- lization courses for geologic reasons, and incorporated humans fromuniversities, govt enterprises, the mining undefined (especially oil businesses) and from software program businesses enga- ged in geology and geographic details structures. Many dif- ferent features of utilizing 3-dimensional special effects are mentioned within the papers. emphasised are varied ap- proaches of modeling and rendering a 3D geometric version, of remodeling method simulation effects into standpoint perspectives, and use of third-dimensional computer-graphics as an extra software for interpretation and prediction. Prospec- tive readers comprise geologists and geophysicists from aca- demia, govt and who should still locate ideason how to give and interpret their very own geological observations and effects with assistance from third-dimensional computing device gra- phics.

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Of p r i m a r y interest are the relationships between ground water systelns, fluid flow, and tectonic and s t r u c t u r a l features of the region. , zeolite) and minerals m a y inhibit migration of radionucleids, while presence of water may threaten integrity of the containment site. Multidimensional geologic models such as the one describe below, are expected to become i m p o r t a n t tools in determining the suitability of the site, providing a framework for dynmnic modeling of fluids movement, and prediction of future geologic events which may compromise the integrity of the site.

Effects of local and regional structure was not removed. The H u n t s m a n surface model was then overlain with the solid models of the sandbodies, giving us a clear picture of the spatial relationships between the H u n t s m a n and the sandstones, and the sandbodies to one another. In this mode on-lapping relationships between sandstones and the role the H u n t s m a n plays in trapping hydrocarbons at this particular location are clearly seen. The coarseness of the models made it difficult to determine much about the continuity and interconnectedness of the sandstones.

KEYWORDS 3-D computer graphics; geometric modeling; scientific visualization. INTRODUCTION Presentation of geologic information in graphic form plays a central role in geology. It is certainly desirable to make use of present day graphic workstations for producing 3-I) views that cannot be easily provided otherwise. At the same time, programs simulating geologic processes require adequate graphics for visualizing computed results. Prior to rendering any geologic object a geometric model of the object must be created, either using data from geologic surveys, geophysics, or simulation program output.

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