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IB2d Valentine's Day Simulations!

Valentine's Day 2024

Changing it up --> using our software suite-CFD instead of IB2d for this year's valentine!
 

Visualized:

  • Fluid vorticity

Link: https://github.com/nickabattista/Holy_Grail

Valentine's Day 2023

Jellyfish and multiple spinning/contracting hearts going round and round! 
 

Visualized:

  • Hearts, Jellyfish, and TCNJ geometry

  • Fluid vorticity

Hearts and Jellyfish simulations created or performed by Kendra Ebke and Anna Dorval during MUSE 2021 and MUSE 2022 respectively. 

Valentine's Day 2022

Multiple Spinning/Contracting/Expanding hearts! 
 

Visualized:

  • Hearts and TCNJ geometry

  • Fluid vorticity and a few of its contours

Simulation is based off of a simulation created by Kendra Ebke during MUSE 2021. 

Valentine's Day 2021

A very Star Wars and Star Trek inspired simulation - colliding vortex rings cause a small blob to explode into a heart!
 

Visualized:

  • Hearts and TCNJ geometry

  • The colormap and contours represent Lagrangian Coherent Structures (via finite-time Lyapunov exponents approximations)

Valentine's Day 2020

Multiple concentric hearts pulsing and pushing fluid past TCNJ! Each heart is interpolated between two different geometries. The hole in the heart allows more fluid to get "pumped out" and "pumped in".
 

Visualized:

  • Heart and TCNJ geometry

  • The fluid's vorticity

Concentric heart pulsing! Mathematically interpolating each heart between two different geometries. The hole in the heart allows more fluid to get "pumped out" and "pumped in".
 

Visualized:

  • Heart geometry

  • The fluid's velocity vector field

  • The fluid's vorticity

Valentine's Day 2019

Valentine's Day 2018

The first Valentine's Day simulation - a pulsing heart!

Mathematically interpolating between two different size hearts. The hole in the heart allows more fluid to get "pumped out" and "pumped in".
 

Visualized:

  • Heart geometry

  • The fluid's velocity vector field

  • The fluid's vorticity

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