Visualization of Experimental Earthquake Data

Hans Hagen, Gunther Weber, Marco Schneider, Daniel W. Wilson, Bernd Hamann, Bruce L. Kutter

In: Robert F. Erbacher , Philip C. Chen , Jonathan C. Roberts , Matti T. Gröhn , Katy Börner (editor). Visualization and Data Analysis 2003. SPIE Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis January 20-24 Santa Clara, Convention Center CA United States Pages 268-278 Proceedings of the SPIE 5009 1 ISBN 0-8194-4809-5 SPIE 2003.


We present a system that visualizes displacement, acceleration, and strain that were measured during an earthquake simulation experiment in a geotechnical centrifuge. Our visualization tool starts by reading the data describing experiment set-up and displaying this data along with icons for the sensors used during data acquisition. Different sensor types (measuring acceleration, displacement and strain) are indicated by different icons. One general experiment set-up is used in a sequence of simulated earthquake events. Once a user has selected a particular event, measured data can be displayed as a two-dimensional (2D) graph/plot by clicking the corresponding sensors. Multiple sensors can be animated to obtain a three-dimensional (3D) visualization of measured data.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz