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Digital Marbling: A Multiscale Fluid Model
July/August 2006 (vol. 12 no. 4)
pp. 600-614

Abstract—This paper presents a multiscale fluid model based on mesoscale dynamics and viscous fluid equations as a generic tool for digital marbling purposes. The model uses an averaging technique on the adaptation of a stochastic mesoscale model to obtain the effect of fluctuations at different levels. It allows various user controls to simulate complex flow behaviors as in traditional marbling techniques, as well as laminar and turbulent flows. Material transport is based on an improved advection solution to be able to match the highly detailed, sharp fluid interfaces in marbling patterns. In the transport model, two reaction models are introduced to create different effects and to simulate density fluctuations.

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Index Terms:
Multiscale fluid modeling, stochastic mesoscopic fluid dynamics, turbulence modeling, turbulent diffusion, advection-reaction equations.
R? Acar, Pierre Boulanger, "Digital Marbling: A Multiscale Fluid Model," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 600-614, July-Aug. 2006, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2006.66
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