An integrated environment for simulation and visualization of physics and engineering problems of industrial interest has been set up at the IBM European Center for Scientific and Engineering Computing (ECSEC). This paper describes the environment, its components, and some experiments carried on at ECSEC to represent 3D objects displayed with the shading technique and the solution of fluid dynamics problems, all treated with the finite element method. Moreover, the paper describes the animation experiments developed to represent dynamics phenomena (fluid flows) and presents a videotape showing the time evolution of three fluid dynamics study cases.
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