MECHE: ModEling Contact in Hair Entangling

Florence Bertails-Descoubes
Objects composed of thin deformable rods in contact are widely spread in the real world (hair, wool, entangled ropes or wires, knots in suture strands, etc.), however simulating such systems is particularly challenging, due to the slender geometry of individual fibers, the high number of self-contacts, and the presence of dry friction.
In this talk, we propose a first step towards the accurate modeling of dynamic fibrous materials.
Lecture slides (a printable version here)

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