Fluid Modes

Year: 
2017
Ranking: 
Entrant
Artist: 
Aaron Demby Jones
Department: 
Media Arts and Technology
Lab: 
Theodore Kim Lab

Description

We compute a set of characteristic velocity fields corresponding to a fluid dynamics simulation. These velocity fields capture the relevant range of the simulation’s possible motions. They can be visualized by allowing each one to push around a particulate, producing a variety of turbulent forms.

The characteristic velocity fields are the empirical eigenvectors of a subspace approach for accelerating the fluid dynamics simulation. We generated the subspace by collecting data from six simulations of a plume of smoke moving toward each of the faces of its bounding box.

CSEP CNSI Schuller Lab UCSB