Animation of reactive gaseous fluids through chemical kinetics

Insung Ihm, Byungkwon Kang, Deukhyun Cha
2004 Proceedings of the 2004 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics symposium on Computer animation - SCA '04  
Although chemically reactive fluids may be used effectively to increase the reality of visual effects, little work has been done with the general modeling of chemical reactions in computer animation. In this paper, we attempt to extend an established, physically based fluid simulation technique to handle reactive gaseous fluids. The proposed technique exploits the theory of chemical kinetics to account for a variety of chemical reactions that are frequently found in everyday life. In extending
more » ... life. In extending the existing fluid simulation method, we introduce a new set of physically motivated control parameters that allow an animator to control intuitively the behavior of reactive fluids. Our method is straightforward to implement, and is flexible enough to create various interesting visual effects including explosions and catalysis. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our new simulation technique by generating several animation examples with user control.
doi:10.1145/1028523.1028550 fatcat:xgesngcsqrea7jqz5q77ydyweu