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  • Authors: García fernández, I.; Pla Castells, M.; Martínez Durá, R. J.
  • (2008).
  • Publication types: Article
  • URL Publication: Elevation Cable Modeling for Interactive Simulation of Cranes
  • Abstract:

    SCA '08: Proceedings of the 2008 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 2008, 1-10 In this paper, the way to simulate hoisting cables in real time is addressed. We overcome instability in such simulation by considering a two-layered model: a model for the dynamics of a cable passing through a set of pulleys and an oscillation model based on the classical one-dimensional wave equation. The first layer considers the interaction between the cable and pulleys with the elevation equipment, while the second layer simulates cable oscillation. Numerical instability is avoided by suspending the oscillation layer when required. Due to the system properties, this can be carried out in such a way that does not cause significant loss in the system quality. It considers the oscillation of the cable between every pair of pulleys, collision detection and the variation of the cable length very efficiently. Rendering issues are discussed, with remarks on how to prevent aliasing artifacts in the cable. Efficiency is analyzed, including performance tests which show that the model can be run very efficiently. The paper also covers how to integrate the model in a complex multibody simulation with a high degree of interactivity.

  • Ignacio García Fernández