Novel Solver for Dynamic Surfaces

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Novel Solver for Dynamic Surfaces
Physics-based modeling integrates dynamics and geometry. The standard methods to solve the Lagrangian equations use a direct approach in the spatial domain. Though extremely powerful, it requires time consuming discretetime integration. In this paper, we propose to use an indirect approach using the Transformation Theory. In particular, we use z-transform from the digital signal processing theory, and formulate a general, novel, unified solver that is applicable for various models and behavior. The convergence and accuracy of the solver are guaranteed if the temporal sampling period is less than the critical sampling period, which is a function of the physical properties of the model. Our solver can seamlessly handle curves, surfaces and solids, and supports a wide range of dynamic behavior. The solver does not depend on the topology of the model, and hence supports non-manifold and arbitrary topology. Our numerical techniques are simple, easy to use, stable, and efficient. We develop...
Sumantro Ray, Hong Qin
Added 31 Oct 2010
Updated 31 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2001
Authors Sumantro Ray, Hong Qin
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