Automatic preparation, calibration, and simulation of deformable objects

Dan Morris, Kenneth Salisbury
2008 Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering  
Many simulation environments -particularly those intended for medical simulation -require solid objects to deform at interactive rates, with deformation properties that correspond to real materials. Furthermore, new objects may be created frequently (for example, each time a new patient's data is processed), prohibiting manual intervention in the model preparation process. This paper provides a pipeline for rapid preparation of deformable objects with no manual intervention, specifically
more » ... g on mesh generation (preparing solid meshes from surface models), automated calibration of models to finite element reference analyses (including a novel approach to reducing the complexity of calibrating nonhomogeneous objects), and automated skinning of meshes for interactive simulation.
doi:10.1080/10255840701769606 pmid:18568824 fatcat:jqnqllmxjrc6pbb2wkrre6sloa