A novel algorithm for incompressible flow using only a coarse grid projection

Michael Lentine, Wen Zheng, Ronald Fedkiw

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Abstract

Large scale fluid simulation can be difficult using existing techniques due to the high computational cost of using large grids. We present a novel technique for simulating detailed fluids quickly. Our technique coarsens the Eulerian fluid grid during the pressure solve, allowing for a fast implicit update but still maintaining the resolution obtained with a large grid. This allows our simulations to run at a fraction of the cost of existing techniques while still providing the fine scale structure and details obtained with a full projection. Our algorithm scales well to very large grids and large numbers of processors, allowing for high fidelity simulations that would otherwise be intractable. © 2010 ACM.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 26 2010
Externally publishedYes

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