The Visual Computer

, 27:417

Shrinkage, wrinkling and ablation of burning cloth and paper

Original Article


The burning of a sheet of cellulose-based material, such as paper or cloth, involves uneven shrinkage which causes wrinkling. We simulate this geometrically complicated phenomenon by modeling the effects of heat transfer, shrinkage and partial ablation on a thin shell. A strain-limitation technique is applied to a two-layer structure of springs arranged as a body-centered square. Although this structure is over-constrained, convergence can be achieved using a new successive fast projection method. We also remesh the shells dynamically to deal with the topological changes that occur as regions burn away.


Constrained Lagrangian mechanics Fast projection The body-centered square Heat transfer 

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© Springer-Verlag 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Computer and Radio Communications EngineeringKorea UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Visual Information ProcessingKorea UniversitySeoulKorea
  3. 3.Dept. of Computer Science & EngineeringKorea UniversitySeoulKorea

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