Worst-case Structural Analysis Drop Tests

Qingnan Zhou, Julian Panetta and Denis Zorin

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 for lending 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.

If you want us to analyze a particular model, please contact us at qnzhou at cs dot nyu dot edu.