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3D modeling and visualization of complex geological structures using openGL


Authors: Seng, D.W., Wang, H.X., Yue, G.Y.
Source: Boundaries of Rock Mechanics: Recent Advances and Challenges for the 21st Century
Pages: 4
Date: 2008-04-28
Location: Beijing, China

Abstract
Various spatial data models and data structures can be used to constrain geological models, and this paper demonstrates a method for 3D modeling and visualization of complex geological structures using the programmable visualization environment OpenGL. A simulation system developed by the authors is presented for importing, filtering and visualizing of complex geologically related data. The system uses vector data models to construct the surfaces of geological bodies and raster data models to partition the geological interior. Culling, lighting, shading and anti-aliasing are introduced to enhance the 3D effect of geological structures. Real data derived from an iron mine in Maanshan City of China demonstrates the effectiveness and efficiency of the system.

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