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Deformable object simulation based on an improved numerical integration
Author(s): Xinrong Hu; Dehua Li
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Paper Abstract

A satisfied deformable object simulation should be general, accurate, efficient and stable. Explicit, implicit and semi-implicit integration methods have contributed to large performance enhancements in the field of deformable simulation. Cloth is the most representative deformable object. In this paper, we propose an improved embedded Runge-Kutta method to solve the deformable simulation that takes cloth for example based on classical spring-mass model. Traditional embedded Runge-Kutta methods generally apply some optimized coefficients to solve ordinary differential equations of deformable object simulation. Most of them tend to concentrate on the efficiency of the simulation process, and not the fidelity of the simulation result. We investigate and determine the extent to which the overall quality must be compromised in order for the stable conditions to be satisfied. The improved Runge-Kutta method proposed in our paper incorporates the fixed time step and adaptive time step in solving cloth motion equations to achieve a controllable error evaluation. Compared with the other Runge-Kutta methods, the proposed method has some advantages for cloth simulation: controllable error evaluation without extra computations, excellent efficiency, good stability and satisfied precision. Experiment demonstrates that the method improves the simulation efficiency and is considerable practicable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6787, MIPPR 2007: Multispectral Image Processing, 67872Q (15 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.750207
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Xinrong Hu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Wuhan Univ. of Science and Engineering (China)
Dehua Li, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6787:
MIPPR 2007: Multispectral Image Processing

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