Diploma and Master Theses (authored and supervised):
"Radial Diagrams for the Visual Analysis of Wind Energy Production Data";
Supervisor: E. Gröller, H Piringer;
final examination: 2018-10-10.
Wind energy production is a fast growing sector in the field of renewable energy production. In the process of energy production, more and more data is produced and recorded every year. This data is usually worthless without further exploration, analysis, and presentation. This thesis presents a design study of the visual analysis of wind energy production data. The goal is to provide data analysts with tools to carry out common tasks in the field of wind energy production more efficiently. As the data commonly contains directional information of winds and gusts, analysis techniques need to take the circular nature of such data into account. This work proposes a set of techniques for the visualization and interaction with circular data in radial diagrams. The diagrams operate in the polar coordinate system and thus are well suited to solve the problems of maintaining the natural coherence and circular closure of circular data. The thesis discusses important design decisions and gives practical guidance how to implement novel features into an existing software system. Implementation details on how to ensure large data scalability are presented. The work evaluates the results in a case study with real data carried out by an expert in the field of wind energy production. The results indicate an improved work flow of common tasks and a successful system integration. The reported deployment at a national power grid operator further demonstrates the system´s user acceptance and importance. The thesis also reflects on the iterative design process and the within collected expert feedback.
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