Sumanta Acharya

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Numerical calculations of the aqueous humor dynamics in the anterior chamber of a rabbit's eye are presented to delineate the basic flow mechanisms. The calculations are based on a geometrical model of the eye, which represents the Trabecular meshwork (TM) as a multilayered porous zone of specified pore sizes and void fraction. The outer surface of the(More)
We describe a novel approach to treat data from a complex numerical simulation in a unified environment using a generic data model for scientific visualization. The model is constructed out of building blocks in a hierarchical scheme of seven levels, out of which only three are exposed to the end-user. This generic scheme allows for a wide variety of input(More)
The complexity of large scale computational fluid dynamic simulations demand powerful tools to investigate the numerical results. Time surfaces are the natural higher-dimensional extension of time lines, the evolution of a seed line of particles in the flow of a vector field. Adaptive refinement of the evolving surface is mandatory for high quality under(More)
This paper presents a multi scale color coding technique which enhances the visualization of scalar fields along integration lines in vector fields. In particular, this multi scale technique enables one to see detailed variations in selected small ranges of the scalar field while at the same time allowing one to observe the entire range of values of the(More)
Massive data sets describing vector fields from computational fluid dynamic simulations on high-performance computers can no longer be visualized directly by displaying the data values at each point in time and space, but require data reduction to analyze the essential properties. We describe early results of work in progress to visualize a dataset of 500GB(More)
We present a technique that allows a comprehensive view to volumetric vector fields on arbitrary mesh structures. The technique is inherently independent from the topological structure of the underlying grid by using vertex-based splats that are parameterized in color, shape and transparency by the vector field. It can be easily attached to volumes,(More)
We present a method to compute and visualize the curvature and torsion scalar fields derived from a vector field defined on a multi-block curvilinear grid. In order to compute the curvature and torsion fields, we define a uniform Cartesian grid of points in the volume occupied by the curvilinear grid and interpolate from the curvilinear grid to the(More)
In this study, the effect of randomness of blowing ratio on film cooling performance is investigated by combining direct numerical simulations with a stochastic collocation approach. The geometry includes a 35-deg inclined jet with a plenum attached to it. The blowing ratio variations are assumed to have a truncated Gaussian distribution with mean of 0.3(More)
The crystallization of sucrose involves complex processes that require the correct design of vacuum pans and precise operation. Numerous parameters, such as tube dimensions, downtake size and pan geometry, determine the quality of the sugar produced and the throughput, which results in certain vacuum pans giving better performance than others. A(More)