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Simulations predict blast scenarios, have crossover animation appeal in Disney's 'Frozen'


March 13, 2014

Zhen Chen Simulation-based engineering science allows researchers to predict the effects of building explosions and analyze the response of building materials to those threats. Researchers at the University of Missouri developed the Material Point Method, a computer-generated tool that not only creates blast scenarios that inform blast and impact resistant materials and design, but also is crossing over into Hollywood animation--most recently, Disney's Oscar-winning animated film, "Frozen." Full Story

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