Physically Based Simulation of Solid Objects’ Burning

  • Shiguang Liu
  • Tai An
  • Zheng Gong
  • Ichiro Hagiwara
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7145)


This paper presents a novel method for realistic simulation of solid objects’ burning. The temperature field is first constructed based on combustion theories. Then, a temperature field motivated interaction model (TFMI) is proposed to simulate the interactions between the fire and the objects during burning. In TFMI, the decomposition of the objects is modeled by improving the level set method and the spreading of fire is calculated using the updated temperature field at each time step. Our method can deal with varied topologies of different objects during burning. The fire is simulated by adopting stable fluid method and integrated into the whole burning scenes. Finally, various solid objects’ burning scenes are rendered automatically using the above model. The experiment results show the validity of our method.


Boundary Vertex Solid Object Interior Vertex Pool Fire Varied Topology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiguang Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tai An
    • 1
  • Zheng Gong
    • 3
  • Ichiro Hagiwara
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyTianjin UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.State Key Lab of Virtual Reality Technology and SystemBeihang UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical Science and EngineeringTokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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