Virtual surgery: real-time simulation of elasticity in biomechanics<br/><br/>

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lind 305
Joseph Teran (University of California, Los Angeles)
Elasticity plays a fundamental role in many biomechanics and computer
graphics related problems. I will talk about numerical methods used
for simulating elastic phenomena in soft tissues, skeletal muscles as
well as techniques inspired by imaging for determining elastic
constitutive models. Specifically, I will discuss common difficulties
encountered and my recent algorithm developments to address them. I
will put specific emphasis on applications in computer graphics based
special effects for virtual characters. Topics include robust
resolution of: severe nonlinearity, near incompressibility, extremely
large deformation, collision/contact and solid/fluid coupling. I will
also discuss the impact of multi-core accelerated computation for such
problems and the potentially revolutionary applications it will admit.