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Maseeh Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium: Scientific Computing in the Movies and Virtual Surgery - May 20
Author: Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Posted: May 18, 2016

Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics
and
The Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series*
present

Joseph Teran, Ph.D.
College of Mathematics
University of California – Los Angeles

Scientific Computing in the Movies and Virtual Surgery

Abstract:
New applications of scientific computing for solid and fluid mechanics problems include simulation of virtual materials for movie special effects and virtual surgery. Both disciplines demand physically realistic dynamics for such materials as water, smoke, fire, and brittle and elastic objects. These demands are different than those traditionally encountered and new algorithms are required.

Teran’s talk will address the simulation techniques needed in these fields and some recent results including: simulated surgical repair of biomechanical soft tissues, extreme deformation of elastic objects with contact, high resolution incompressible flow, clothing and hair dynamics. Also included is discussion of a new algorithm used for simulating the dynamics of snow in Disney’s animated feature film, 'Frozen'”.

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 3:15 p.m.
Neuberger Hall 454
(Refreshments served at 2:45 p.m. in NH 344 downstairs)

* Sponsored by the Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series Fund and the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics & Statistics, PSU. This event is free and open to the public.