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3D realistic and interactive fluid simulation in virtual reality

PGR-P-271

Key facts

Type of research degree
PhD
Application deadline
Ongoing deadline
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Funding
Non-funded
Supervisors
Dr He Wang
Schools
School of Computing
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

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. The earliest start for this project will be 1 October 2020.

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">University&#39;s website</a>. Please state clearly in the research information section&nbsp;that the research degree you wish to be considered for is &lsquo;3D realistic and interactive fluid simulation in virtual reality&rsquo; as well as&nbsp;<a href="https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/staff/868/Dr_He_Wang">Dr He Wang</a> as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome 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.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Funding on offer</h2>

<p>Self-funded students only</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information regarding your application, please contact Doctoral College Admissions by&nbsp;email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk</a>, or by telephone: +44 (0)113 343 5057.</p> <p>For further information regarding the project, please contact Dr He Wang by email:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:H.E.Wang@leeds.ac.uk">H.E.Wang@leeds.ac.uk</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>


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