Ships, splashes, and waves on a vast ocean

Libo Huang, Ziyin Qu, Xun Tan, Xinxin Zhang, Dominik L. Michels, Chenfanfu Jiang

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Abstract

The simulation of large open water surface is challenging using a uniform volumetric discretization of the Navier-Stokes equations. Simulating water splashes near moving objects, which height field methods for water waves cannot capture, necessitates high resolutions. Such simulations can be carried out using the Fluid-Implicit-Particle (FLIP) method. However, the FLIP method is not efficient for the long-lasting water waves that propagate to long distances, which require sufficient depth for a correct dispersion relationship. This paper presents a new method to tackle this dilemma through an efficient hybridization of volumetric and surface-based advection-projection discretizations. We design a hybrid time-stepping algorithm that combines a FLIP domain and an adaptively remeshed Boundary Element Method (BEM) domain for the incompressible Euler equations. The resulting framework captures the detailed water splashes near moving objects with the FLIP method, and produces convincing water waves with correct dispersion relationships at modest additional costs.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-01-27
Acknowledgements: The authors thank Da Fang and Christopher Batty for releasing their source code and Miguelangelo Rosario for providing the ship model.
The valuable comments of the anonymous reviewers are gratefully acknowledged. This work has been supported by KAUST (individual
baseline funding of the Computational Sciences Group within the Visual Computing Center) and the National Science Foundation (NSF CAREER IIS-1943199 and CCF-1813624 and ECCS-2023780).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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