Volume preserving viscoelastic fluids with large deformations using position-based velocity corrections

Tetsuya Takahashi, Yoshinori Dobashi, Issei Fujishiro, Tomoyuki Nishita

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We propose a particle-based hybrid method for simulating volume preserving viscoelastic fluids with large deformations. Our method combines smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) and position-based dynamics (PBD) to approximate the dynamics of viscoelastic fluids. While preserving their volumes using SPH, we exploit an idea of PBD and correct particle velocities for viscoelastic effects not to negatively affect volume preservation of materials. To correct particle velocities and simulate viscoelastic fluids, we use connections between particles which are adaptively generated and deleted based on the positional relations of the particles. Additionally, we weaken the effect of velocity corrections to address plastic deformations of materials. For one-way and two-way fluid-solid coupling, we incorporate solid boundary particles into our algorithm. Several examples demonstrate that our hybrid method can sufficiently preserve fluid volumes and robustly and plausibly generate a variety of viscoelastic behaviors, such as splitting and merging, large deformations, and Barus effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-66
Number of pages10
JournalVisual Computer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


  • Deformation
  • Fluid simulation
  • Velocity correction
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Volume preservation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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