Data-driven Projection Method in Fluid Simulation

Physically based fluid simulation requires much time in numerical calculation to solve Navier–Stokes equations. Especially in grid‐based fluid simulation, because of iterative computation, the projection step is much more time‐consuming than other steps. In this paper, we propose a novel data‐driven projection method using an artificial neural network to avoid iterative computation. Once the grid resolution is decided, our data‐driven method could obtain projection results in relatively constant time per grid cell, which is independent of scene complexity. Experimental results demonstrated that our data‐driven method drastically speeded up the computation in the projection step. With the growth of grid resolution, the speed‐up would increase strikingly. In addition, our method is still applicable in different fluid scenes with some alterations, when computational cost is more important than physical accuracy.

Publication: Cheng Yang , Xubo Yang, Xiangyun Xiao. “Data‐driven projection method in fluid simulation.” Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds 27, no. 3-4 (2016): 415-424.

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title={Data-driven projection method in fluid simulation},
author={Yang, Cheng and Yang, Xubo and Xiao, Xiangyun},
journal={Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds},
publisher={Wiley Online Library}