Adaptive Nonlinearity for Collisions in Complex Rod Assemblies

Danny M. Kaufman, Rasmus Tamstorf, Breannan Smith, Jean-Marie Aubry, Eitan Grinspun We develop an algorithm for the efficient and stable simulation of large-scale elastic rod assemblies. We observe that the time-integration step is severely restricted by a strong nonlinearity in the response of stretching modes to transversal impact, the degree of this nonlinearity varying greatly […]

Functional Fluids on Surfaces

Omri Azencot, Steffen Weißmann, Maks Ovsjanikov, Max Wardetzky, Mirela Ben-Chen Fluid simulation plays a key role in various domains of science including computer graphics. While most existing work addresses fluids on bounded Euclidean domains, we consider the problem of simulating the behavior of an incompressible fluid on a curved surface represented as an unstructured triangle mesh. Unlike the […]

Position-Based Elastic Rods

Nobuyuki Umetani, Ryan Schmidt, Jos Stam We present a novel method to simulate complex bending and twisting of elastic rods. Elastic rods are commonly simulated using force based methods, such as the finite element method. These methods are accurate, but do not directly fit into the more efficient position-based dynamics framework, since the definition of […]

Stable Orthotropic Materials

Yijing Li, Jernej Barbič Isotropic Finite Element Method (FEM) deformable object simulations are widely used in computer graphics. Several applications (wood, plants, muscles) require modeling the directional dependence of the material elastic properties in three orthogonal directions. We investigate orthotropic materials, a special class of anisotropic materials where the shear stresses are decoupled from normal […]

Adaptive Tetrahedral Meshes for Brittle Fracture Simulation

Dan Koschier, Sebastian Lipponer, Jan Bender We present a method for the adaptive simulation of brittle fracture of solid objects based on a novel reversible tetrahedral mesh refinement scheme. The refinement scheme preserves the quality of the input mesh to a large extent, it is solely based on topological operations, and does not alter the […]

SCA 2014

Physical simulation papers: Ocean Waves Animation using Boundary Integral Equations and Explicit Mesh Tracking View-Dependent Adaptive Cloth Simulation Adaptive Tetrahedral Meshes for Brittle Fracture Simulation Strain Based Dynamics Coupling 3D Eulerian, Height Field and Particle Methods for the Simulation of Large Scale Liquid Phenomena Position-based Elastic Rods Optimization Integrator for Large Time Steps Stable Orthotropic […]

Ocean Waves Animation using Boundary Integral Equations and Explicit Mesh Tracking

Todd Keeler, Robert Bridson We tackle deep water simulation in a scalable way, solving 3D irrotational flow using only variables stored in a mesh of the surface of the water, in time proportional to the rendered mesh. The heart of our method is a novel boundary integral equation formulation that is amenable to explicit mesh tracking with […]

View-Dependent Adaptive Cloth Simulation

Woojong Koh, Rahul Narain, James F. O’Brien This paper describes a method for view-dependent cloth simulation using dynamically adaptive mesh refinement and coarsening. Given a prescribed camera motion, the method adjusts the criteria controlling refinement to account for visibility and apparent size in the camera’s view. Objectionable dynamic artifacts are avoided by anticipative refinement and smoothed […]

From Capture to Simulation – Connecting Forward and Inverse Problems in Fluids

James Gregson, Ivo Irkhe, Nils Thuerey, Wolfgang Heidrich We explore the connection between fluid capture, simulation and proximal methods, a class of algorithms commonly used for inverse problems in image processing and computer vision. Our key finding is that the proximal operator constraining fluid velocities to be divergence-free is directly equivalent to the pressure-projection methods […]

Multiple-Fluid SPH Simulation Using a Mixture Model

Bo Reng, Chenfeng Li, Xiao Yan, Ming C. Lin, Javier Bonet, Shi-Min Hu This paper presents a versatile and robust SPH simulation approach for multiple-fluid flows. The spatial distribution of different phases or components is modeled using the volume fraction representation, the dynamics of multiple-fluid flows is captured by using an improved mixture model, and […]