Interaction of two-phase flow with animated models

Mihalef V., Kadioglu S. Y., Sussman M., Metaxas D., Hurmusiadis V.

GRAPHICAL MODELS, vol.70, pp.33-42, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.gmod.2007.10.001
  • Journal Name: GRAPHICAL MODELS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-42
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In the present work we propose it simple and flexible fluid simulation method that enables LIS to perform one-way interactions of animated bodies with a coupled gas-liquid flow. This way we can animate flows in which not only the liquid but also the air is a performer. Our Method allows the use of rigidly moving, articulated or deforming meshes. The paper shows how to do this practically, using a coupled level set and volume-of-fluid method. We also introduce to computer graphics a novel boundary condition, useful for open-field simulations. Animations of it swimmer in a pool, a hand scooping out water and a heart beating and spurting out either liquid or gas, showcase the strengths of our method. (c) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.