Procedural Fluid Modeling of Explosion Phenomena Based on Physical Properties

We propose a method to procedurally model the fluid flows of explosion phenomena by taking physical properties into account. Explosion flows are always quite difficult to control, because they easily disturb each other and change rapidly. With this method, the target flows are described by control paths, and the propagation flows are controlled by following these paths. We consider the physical properties, which are the propagations of the pressure generated by the ignition, the detonation state caused by the pressure and the fuel combustions. Velocity, density, temperature and pressure fields are generated procedurally, and the fluid flows are computed from these four fields based on grid-based fluid simulations. Using this method, we can achieve a fluid motion that closely resembles one generated solely through simulation. This method realizes the modeling of flows controlled frame by frame and follows the flow’s physical properties.



  • Genichi Kawada, Takashi Kanai: “Procedural Fluid Modeling of Explosion Phenomena Based on Physical Properties”, Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 2011 (Vancouver, Canada, 5-7 August 2011), pp.167-175, 2011. [Adobe PDF] [ACM DL]