CS482: Simulations in Computer Graphics
Software to simulate physical phenomena for use in interactive visualization, such as particle systems, Navier-Stokes fluid dynamics, and finite element solid mechanics. Includes model preparation including 2D and 3D meshing, Lagrangian and Eulerian meshes, simulation stability, and simulation accuracy and discretization order. Our focus is high performance qualitatively correct simulations running at interactive rates, rather than high-precision solutions. This course assumes you know basic Newtonian physics, simple calculus such as finite difference approximations of derivatives, and some computer graphics programming.
(3,0 Credit hours)