Sync or Swim: A Particle Model of the Interactions within Fish Schools
Animal aggregates are groupings of coupled animals that behave in a synchronized manner, such as flocks, herds, schools, and swarms. Flocks and schools are particularly interesting because the synchronization is not due to a leader. Instead, each animal in the aggregate follows instinctual “rules'' about movement in relationship with each other and external animals and objects. We model the movement of a school of fish using attraction-repulsion forces between fish and targets and obstacles. Leveraging parallel processing on graphics cards, we created an algorithm in C that simulates the movement and synchronization of schools of fish.
Math Day 2017
Stephenville, Texas May 4 2017
Sync or Swim: A Particle Model of the Interactions within Fish Schools – David Ebert and Mikaela Jordan (First Place)
97th Annual Meeting of the Texas Section of the MAA
Texas A&M University Commerce– Commerce, Tx 3/30/2017 – 4/1/2017
A Particle Model of the Interactions within Fish Schools – David Ebert, Mikaela Jordan
This project could be continued and turned into something nice.