Bounds for damping that guarantee stability in mass-spring systems.

@article{Bhasin2006BoundsFD,
  title={Bounds for damping that guarantee stability in mass-spring systems.},
  author={Yogendra Bhasin and Alan V Liu},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  year={2006},
  volume={119},
  pages={55-60}
}
Mass-spring systems are often used to model anatomical structures in medical simulation. They can produce plausible deformations in soft tissue, and are computationally efficient. Determining damping values for a stable mass-spring system can be difficult. Previously stable models can become unstable with topology changes, such as during cutting. In this paper, we derive bounds for the damping coefficient in a mass-spring system. Our formulation can be used to evaluate the stability for user… CONTINUE READING
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