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Scientific Computing for Movies and Beyond

September 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joseph M. Teran
Professor of Applied Mathematics
University of California, Los Angeles

Scientific Computing for Movies and Beyond

Simulations of virtual materials in movie special effects, as well as virtual surgery, require some applications of scientific computing for solid and fluid mechanics problems. Both movie special effects and virtual surgery demand physically realistic dynamics for things like water, smoke, fire, and soft tissues. For these, new algorithms are required. Joseph M. Teran will discuss the simulation techniques required and will share some recent results, such as:

  • simulated surgical repair of biomechanical soft tissues
  • extreme deformation of elastic objects with contact
  • high-resolution incompressible flow
  • clothing and hair dynamics

He will discuss the algorithm used to simulate the dynamics in the Disney animated film “Frozen.”


September 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm