SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science

A Primer on the Kinematics of Discrete Elastic Rods

Authors: Jawed, Khalid, Novelia, Alyssa, O'Reilly, Oliver M.

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  • Adopts a comprehensive, yet short, introduction to a new and promising numerical formulation
  • Reinforces concepts with worked examples expressed in a consistent notation
  • Presented in sufficient detail for the reader versed in mechanics to start using discrete elastic rod formulation in problems
  • Features an introduction to widely cited works published in the past decade
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This primer discusses a numerical formulation of the theory of an elastic rod, known as a discrete elastic rod, that was recently developed in a series of papers by Miklós Bergou et al. Their novel formulation of discrete elastic rods represents an exciting new method to simulate and analyze the behavior of slender bodies that can be modeled using an elastic rod. The formulation has been extensively employed in computer graphics and is highly cited. In the primer, we provide relevant background from both discrete and classical differential geometry so a reader familiar with classic rod theories can appreciate, comprehend, and use Bergou et al.’s computational efficient formulation of a nonlinear rod theory. The level of coverage is suitable for graduate students in mechanics and engineering sciences.

About the authors

Dr. ​M. Khalid Jawed is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Alyssa Novelia is a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Dr. Oliver M. O’Reilly is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Primer on the Kinematics of Discrete Elastic Rods
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76965-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76965-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-76964-6
Series ISSN
2193-2530
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 118
Number of Illustrations
44 illustrations in colour
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