3D realistic and interactive fluid simulation in virtual reality

Project description

Fluid simulation has been widely used in many areas in engineering, ranging from aircraft design to entertainment (games/movies/apps). Theoretically, finer physical models have been sought to describe various phenomena of fluids. On top of it, there are also many open research questions from visualisation to fast simulation.

This project is trying to target them by developing high-fidelity simulation methods that are also fast enough to run in Virtual Reality (VR). To do real-time fluid simulation and visualization in VR which needs to run ideally above 100Hz, the time budget for simulation is several magnitudes smaller than the target frequency, which is a big but exciting challenge for both scientific and engineering research.

This project aims to combine the state-of-the-art theoretical research in fluid simulation, computer graphics and machine learning to target this problem. It will look into using cutting-edge machine learning techniques to accelerate various fluid simulation models and finally run the simulation in virtual reality.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons), or equivalent, or a good performance in a Masters level course in a relevant subject. We also recognise relevant industrial and academic experience.

How to apply

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information second that the PhD you wish to be considered for is '3D Realistic and Interactive Fluid Simulation in Virtual Reality' as well as Dr He Wang as your proposed supervisor.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University's minimum English Language requirements.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office
e: phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)113 343 8000.