Interactive Modeling Physical Objects
Final rept. Aug 1986-Jan 1990,
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The two foci of work have been the Newton project, simulating mechanical systems of rigid bodies, and geometric modeling research, studying how to represent physical shapes, how to query such representations, and how to manipulate them. The Newton work matured from the basic system design to a sophisticated simulation system with a strong user interface and substantial physical and geometric capabilities. For technical details see Section 2.1. The geometric modeling research explored the utility of methods from algebraic geometry, numerical analysis, and differential geometry concepts.
- Fluid Mechanics