Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Large-Scale Heterogeneous Elastic Body Simulation


Static analysis of the biological tissue deformation based on 3D medical images.


Preliminary Implementation and Result

A preliminary version of the algorithm was implemented on a SGI Onyx2. The program is written in C++. The C code that computes the derivatives of the elastic energy is automatically generated by a Maple program. Therefore, various energy function can be tested without rewriting the program. The example below is a simulation result of 10x10x10 finite element mesh pushed from the bottom. The program was successfully applied to a 40x40x40 mesh.

FEM Simulation Result

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Project Members

Geometric Algorithms for Modeling, Motion, and Animation

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