# Fluid Dynamics¶


This numerical tour explores fluid dynamics for image generation.

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from __future__ import division

import numpy as np
import scipy as scp
import pylab as pyl
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

from nt_toolbox.general import *
from nt_toolbox.signal import *

import warnings
warnings.filterwarnings('ignore')

%matplotlib inline


## Velocity Flow Field¶

A velocity flow is simply a 2-D vector field $V = (V_i)_{i=1}^N \in \RR^{n \times n \times 2}$ where $V_i \in \RR^2$ is one of the $N=n \times n$ vectors at a position indexed by $i$.

It can be generated as a realization of Gaussian process. The blurring creates correlations in the flow.

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from numpy import random
from nt_toolbox.perform_blurring import*

n = 128
V = perform_blurring(random.randn(n, n, 2),np.asarray([40]), "per")


Subsampling display operator.

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from nt_toolbox.plot_vf import *
myplot = lambda V: plot_vf(V[np.ix_(np.arange(0,n,6),np.arange(0,n,6),np.arange(2))])


We can display the vector field using arrow.

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plt.figure(figsize = (7,7))
myplot(V)


We can renormalize the flow, which enhances the singularities. It defines $\tilde V$ as $\tilde V_i = V_i/\norm{V_i}$.

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normalize = lambda V: V/(np.repeat(np.maximum(1e-9*np.ones(np.shape(V)[:2]), np.sqrt(np.sum(V**2, 2)))[:,:,np.newaxis],2,axis=2))


Display.

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plt.figure(figsize = (7,7))
myplot(normalize(V))


## Incompressible Flows¶

An incompressible flow has a vanishing divergence. The set of vector incompressible flow defines a sub-space of $\RR^{n \times n \times 2}$ $$\Ii = \enscond{V}{ \text{div}(V)=0 } \qwhereq \text{div}(V) = \pd{V}{x_1} + \pd{V}{x_2} \in \RR^{n \times n}.$$ Here $\pd{}{x_s}$ for $s=1,2$ are finite differences approximation of the horizontal and vertical derivative operators (we suppose here periodic boundary conditions).

The orthogonal projection $U = \text{Proj}_{\Ii}(V)$ on $\Ii$ is computed by solving a Poisson equation $$U = V-\nabla A \qwhereq \Delta A = \text{div}(V).$$

This is especially simple for periodic boundary conditions since $A$ can be computed over the Fourier domain as $$\forall \om \neq 0, \quad \hat A(\om) = \frac{\hat Y(\om)}{\mu(\om)} \qwhereq Y = \text{div}(V) \qandq \mu(\om_1,\om_2) = -4 \sin(\om_1 \pi / n)^2 -4 \sin(\om_2 \pi / n)^2$$ and $\hat A(0)=0$.

Compute the kernel $\mu(\om)$.

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Y, X = np.meshgrid(np.arange(0,n),np.arange(0,n))
mu = np.sin(X*np.pi/n)**2
mu = -4*(mu + np.transpose(mu))
mu[0,0] = 1


Computation of $A$.

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from nt_toolbox.div import *

A = lambda V: np.real(pyl.ifft2(pyl.fft2(div(V[:,:,0], V[:,:,1], bound="per"))/mu))


Projection on incompressible flows.

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from nt_toolbox.grad import *

ProjI = lambda V: V - grad(A(V), bound="per")


Display $U=\text{Proj}_{\Ii}(V)$.

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U = ProjI(V)

plt.figure(figsize=(7,7))
myplot(U)


Display $W=U-V$ the irrotational component of $V$.

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plt.figure(figsize=(7,7))
myplot(V-U)


Note that the decomposition $V=U+W$ is called the Hoge decomposition of the vector field.

## Image Advection Along the Flow¶

A flow defines a warping operator that transport the content of an image along the streaming of the flow.

We load an image $f$.

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f = load_image("nt_toolbox/data/lena.bmp", 2*n)
f = f[np.ix_(np.arange(n-n//2,n+n//2),np.arange(n-n//2,n+n//2))]


Given some vector field $U$, the warping operator $f_1 = \Ww_U(f)$ along the flow is defined $$f_1(x) = f(x+U(x))$$ i.e. it advects the values of $f$ by the vector field $U$ to obtain the values of $f_1$.

We define $U$ as a scaled normalized incompressible flow.

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U = normalize(ProjI(V))


Helper function: enforce periodicity.

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periodic = lambda P: np.concatenate(((P[:,:,0]%n)[:,:,np.newaxis], (P[:,:,1]%n)[:,:,np.newaxis]), axis=2)


Helper function: extend an image by 1 pixel to avoid boundary problems.

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extend1 = lambda f: np.hstack((f,f[:,[0]]))
extend = lambda f: np.transpose(extend1(np.transpose(extend1(f))))


Helper function: bilinear interpolation on a grid.

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from scipy import interpolate

def myinterp(P1,f1,Pi):
return interpolate.griddata(P1, np.ravel(f1),(Pi[:,:,1],Pi[:,:,0]))


First we compute the initial and wraped grids.

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Y, X = np.meshgrid(np.arange(0,n),np.arange(0,n))
P = np.concatenate((X[:,:,np.newaxis],Y[:,:,np.newaxis]),axis=2)
Y1, X1 = np.meshgrid(np.arange(0,n+1),np.arange(0,n+1))
P1 = np.concatenate((np.ravel(Y1)[:,np.newaxis],np.ravel(X1)[:,np.newaxis]),axis=1)


Defines the warping operator $\Ww_U$.

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W = lambda f, U: myinterp(P1, extend(f), periodic(P - U))


Display a warped image $\Ww_{\rho U}(f)$ for some scaling $\rho$.

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rho = 2
plt.figure(figsize = (5,5))
imageplot(W(f, rho*U))


Exercise 1

Display $\Ww_{\rho U}(f)$ for various values of $\rho$.

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run -i nt_solutions/graphics_5_fluids/exo1

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## Insert your code here.


Exercise 2

Define an iterative scheme via: $$f^{(\ell+1)} = \Ww_{\rho U}(f^{(\ell)}).$$ Display the result $f^{(\ell)}$, which corresponds approximately to solving an advection equation at time $t=\ell \rho$.

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run -i nt_solutions/graphics_5_fluids/exo2

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## Insert your code here.


## Fluid Dynamics¶

Fluid dynamics solves the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations to evolve in time the vector field.

We discribe here a simple algorithm introduced in:

J. Stam, Stable Fluids, SIGGRAPH'99, 1999, p. 121-128.

It proposes a semi-implicit scheme for the resolution of the Navier Stockes equations for the movement of incompressible fluids $$\pd{V}{t} = \text{Proj}_{\Ii}\pa{ -(V \cdot \nabla) V + \nu \Delta V + W }.$$ Here $\nu \geq 0$ is the viscosity of the fluid, $W$ is a source term, $\Delta$ is the Laplacian, and $-(V \cdot \nabla) V$ is the non-linear self-advection, where we have used the short-hand notation $V \cdot \nabla$ for the derivative operator along a flow $V$: $$(V \cdot \nabla)U = ( V_1 \pd{U_1}{x_1} + V_2 \pd{U_1}{x_2}, V_1 \pd{U_2}{x_1} + V_2 \pd{U_2}{x_2} ).$$

In order to visualize the flow, we also advect and diffuse along the flow a density $g$ of particules, which is a scalar field. Once $V$ has been computed, it follows a linear PDE $$\pd{g}{t} = -(V \cdot \nabla) g + \mu \Delta g + h$$ with some initial condition at time $t=0$, where $h$ is a source for the density.

In practice, we solve this PDE in parallel to the PDE for $V$.

In the following, we use $W=0$ and $h=0$ (no sources).

Set the viscosity $\nu$ for the velocity field.

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nu = 1/10


We use a larger viscosity $\mu$ for the evolution of the density of particules.

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mu = 2*nu


Extend the warping operator $\Ww_U$ to work with vector fields as input. This will apply $\Ww_U$ on each channel of the vector field (X and Y coordinates).

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Wt = lambda V, U: np.concatenate((W(V[:,:,0],U)[:,:,np.newaxis],W(V[:,:,1],U)[:,:,np.newaxis]),axis=2)


We discretize the PDE's using some time step $\tau$.

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tau = .5


The algorithm computes $V^{(\ell)}$ at iteration $\ell$ which is an approximation of the PDE solution at time $\ell \tau$. It is computed itertatively as $$\tilde V^{(\ell)} = \Ww_{\tau V^{(\ell)}}( V^{(\ell)} ) \qandq V^{(\ell+1)} = \text{Proj}_{\Ii}\pa{ \tilde V^{(\ell)} + \tau\nu\Delta \tilde V^{(\ell)} + \tau W }$$

It computes in parallel the evolution of the density as $$\tilde g^{(\ell)} = \Ww_{\tau V^{(\ell)}}( g^{(\ell)} ) \qandq g^{(\ell+1)} = \tilde g^{(\ell)} + \tau\nu\Delta \tilde g^{(\ell)} + \tau h$$

Set the initial field $V=V^{(0)}$ at time $t=0$.

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V = normalize(ProjI(V))


Set the initial density $g=g^{(0)}$ at time $t=0$.

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g = np.copy(f)


The first step is to advect the vector field $V$ and $g$ along the flow $V$ itself. This corresponds to an implict discretization of the term $-(V \cdot \nabla) V$.

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g = W (g, tau*U)
V = Wt(V, tau*U)


We implement the Laplacian using finite difference.

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s1 = np.hstack((np.arange(1,n),[0]))
s2 = np.hstack(([n-1],np.arange(n-1)))

Delta = lambda g: 1/4.*(g[s1,:] + g[s2,:] + g[:,s1] + g[:,s2]) - g


The second step is to diffuse the vector field and the density.

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V = V + tau*nu*Delta(V)
g = g + tau*mu*Delta(g)


The last step is to ensure incompressibility of $V$ by projecting on $\Ii$.

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V = ProjI(V)


Exercise 3

Compute the fluid dynamic by iterating these steps.

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run -i nt_solutions/graphics_5_fluids/exo3

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## Insert your code here.