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Elastoplasticity Simulation with the Material Point Method

PDE and Applied Math Seminar

Speaker: Joseph Teran, UCLA
Related Webpage: https://www.math.ucla.edu/~jteran/
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Fri, Jun 21 2019, 2:00PM

Hyperelastic constitutive models describe a wide range of materials. Examples include biomechanical soft tissues like muscle, tendon, skin etc. Elastoplastic materials consisting of a hyperelastic constitutive model combined with a notion of stress constraint (or feasible stress region) describe an even wider range of materials. A very interesting class of these models arises from frictional contact considerations. I will discuss some recent results and examples in computer graphics and virtual surgery applications. Examples include simulation of granular materials like snow in Walt Disney's ``Frozen" as well as frictional contact between thin elastic membranes and shells for virtual clothing simulation. I will also discuss practical simulation of these materials with some recent algorithmic modifications to the Particle-In-Cell (PIC) technique, the Material Point Method (MPM).

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