With the added benefit of the mesh generation functionality in Avizo software, the user is able to generate a volumetric grid within the object to be imported directly into the CFD software rather than using a separate external gridding program. Another major benefit of Avizo software is the simplicity of the 3D image reconstruction. Using the tutorials which are included with the software, the primary system capabilities can be learned in a couple of hours and proficiency with the more complex functions can be gained within a matter of a few days. Avizo software support for 64-bit platforms is a must to utilize the full capacity of memory for high-speed computations without the need to write any additional or user-defined programs. With the software's variety of exportable file formats,, exporting into CFD and alternate design software programs is simple.
Avizo software's versatility provides multiple ways of reconstructing a surface based on to the quality of the images. Even with poor quality images, useful 3D representations can be created for visualization purposes.
The porous graphitic carbon foam reconstructed from 3D images.