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Adaptive refinement and coarsening for virtual surgical environments

Woodcock, R., Phillips, C. and Attikiouzel, Y. (1994) Adaptive refinement and coarsening for virtual surgical environments. In: Proceedings of the 1994 Second Australian and New Zealand Conference on Intelligent Information Systems, 29 November - 2 December, Brisbane, Australia pp. 447-451.

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Adaptive refinement and coarsening is a technique being used to model human tissues for use in virtual surgical environments. The technique uses elements of finite element analysis and physically based modelling and provides a dramatic reduction in computational complexity. An example simulation shows that the adaptive scheme achieves interactive rates with complex deformable and fracturable models.

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