The SimBrowser (Simulation Browser) is a software to describe and visualise complex motions of physical objects. Flap movement on airplane wings, robotic arms, motions of satellites and much more can be defined by manual input as well as with imported real-time operating data. The resulting motion possibilities are superior to any animations, as real physical attributes are considered.The SimBrowser was developed by the Simulation and Software Technology.
The SimBrowser has an open software architecture and uses open-source libraries. Thus it can be utilised in a vast field of application for the visualisation of real and simulated processes in both industry and science. According to the powerful potential of the graphics library, extensive functionalities for navigation and displaying inside the three-dimensional space can be used (e.g. stereo-display for 3D-glasses).
With the mesh library developed by EADS Military Air Systems , several volume meshes (e.g. from airplanes) of different file formats can be imported, reduced to surface meshes and visualised. A splitting of the meshes into parts (face sets) is also possible. The SimBrowser is used for the preprocessing of aerodynamic simulations in the project SikMa. Input files for various other simulation tools can be produced from previously created motion parameters.
The main aspects of the SimBrowser are: