Real-Time Simulation of Brittle Fracture Using Modal Analysis

  title={Real-Time Simulation of Brittle Fracture Using Modal Analysis},
  author={Loe{\"i}z Glondu and Maud Marchal and Georges Dumont},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
We present a novel physically based approach for simulating realistic brittle fracture of impacting bodies in real time. Our method is mainly composed of two novel parts: 1) a fracture initiation method based on modal analysis, and 2) a fast energy-based fracture propagation algorithm. We propose a way to compute the contact durations and the contact forces between stiff bodies to simulate the damped deformation wave that is responsible for fracture initiation. As a consequence, our method… CONTINUE READING