Worst-case Structural Analysis Drop Tests
New York University
To validate the weakness maps, we dropped 3D printed models in their green
states onto a grid of pegs and recorded the fracture locations. Most of the
drops were filmed with high speed camera at 1000 fps (We thank
Prof. Chris Bregler
us this awesome equipment! We would like to also thank Ashish Myles
for help us
filming the drops). Click a thumbnail below to
view fractured models and drops in slow motion.
Please note that some
models were already broken during the printing process due to the material's
fragility. We only performed the drop test if the damage was not severe;
untested models are indicated with an asterisk (*).
If you want us to analyze a particular model, please contact us at qnzhou at cs dot nyu dot edu.