# The Fundamentals of CFDs

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 July 23, 2008, 18:21 The Fundamentals of CFDs #1 Andrew Melnychuk-Oseen Guest   Posts: n/a Hey guys, Im an VFX artist at www.blur.com And I want to start getting into programing my own fluid solvers and tools for artists. But what I need is what base do I need to start. What math branches? Physic topics? Programming. What are the general ideas and skills do I need to start developing to do this. Im pretty good at math. I can script but i need a base to start and a goal to reach. What I want to know is what do I need to understand in order to do this?

 July 27, 2008, 00:33 Re: The Fundamentals of CFDs #2 Prakash Guest   Posts: n/a Fluid solvers needs a multi discipline approach. The following branches u have to be strong a) Fluid dynamics b) Mathematics c) Programming d) Visulalizaton & physical interpretation. Specially for the CFD beginer's I have a started my blog .asearchoncfd.blogspot. Note, Recently only i started this blog.

 July 27, 2008, 01:36 Re: The Fundamentals of CFDs #3 Andrew Melnychuk-Oseen Guest   Posts: n/a Hey cool man, that link didnt work As for the math what kind of math do I need to know, linear algebra, calculus ect.

 July 27, 2008, 06:02 Re: The Fundamentals of CFDs #4 Prakash Guest   Posts: n/a check it here dude. http://asearchoncfd.blogspot Specifically in maths Integrals, Differentiation, Numerical methods.

 July 29, 2008, 06:09 Re: The Fundamentals of CFDs #5 Tom Guest   Posts: n/a Basically, for coding a fluid animation model, you need a basic understanding of vector calculus, interpolation, Taylor series and linear algebra (for solving the Poisson equation). For a description of fluid animation techniques you should look for the papers by Jos Stam and Ron Fedkiw. The book "Physics-Based Animation" by Erleben et al. covers a lot of what you need to know.

 July 29, 2008, 18:16 Re: The Fundamentals of CFDs #6 underGroundMan Guest   Posts: n/a link still does not work. Regards

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