Analyzing Industrial Furnace Efficiency Using Comparative Visualization in a Virtual Reality Environment

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Lori Freitag

Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439

Timothy Urness

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, 4-192 EE/CSci Building, 200 Union Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 124(2), 456-461 (Apr 29, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1445150 History: Received July 01, 1999; Revised August 01, 2000; Online April 29, 2002
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An aluminum smelting furnace
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This series of images shows the flue gas flows in an aluminum furnace for three different types of fuel: air, air/O2 mix, and pure O2
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Additional options for visualizing individual data sets
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Example use of the data difference technique in the aluminum smelting furnace
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Image comparison accomplished by plotting height profiles of the scalar field of interest from a cross-sectional cutting plane in the furnace
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The control panel developed to interact with the data comparison techniques



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