From 2004 to 2005, I was a student in the Computer Science department of the Université d'Orléans in Orléans, France. In the spring and summer of 2005, I carried out a research project and wrote my Master's thesis. The title of the thesis is Simulation and Visualization of a 3D Fluid (original title: Simulation et visualisation d'un fluide 3D).
My research project consisted of creating a three-dimensional fluid simulation using a Navier-Stokes solver, and a volumetric renderer to display the results on-screen. The entire application was parallelized to run on a PC cluster, and detailed performance analysis and tests were carried out.
The thesis was originally written in French, but I have made an English translation available. You can download the thesis in PDF form below: