PhD Seminar • Computer Graphics | Physics-based Animation • Simulating Incompressible Fluids Using Power Diagrams

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Please note: This PhD seminar will take place in DC 3317 and online.

Joel Wretborn, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Supervisor: Professor Christopher Batty

Power diagrams are a generalization of Voronoi diagrams (and their dual Delaunay mesh), which partitions space with convex polygons. This discretization has a number of advantages when it comes to simulating fluids: the flow across cells can be modelled accurately such that the simulator has low numerical viscosity, and it has excellent volume conservation properties.

In this seminar we will discuss how to build such a simulator, and how it compares to other state-of-the-art methods used for fluid simulation in computer graphics.