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Diving Simulation by Elizabeth Callaghan

Several stages in a dive are shown here using Callaghan's diving simulator. The simulator allows the user to choose the type of dive (forward, backward, inward), various parameters including the height and weight of diver, takeoff angle, takeoff speed, and times at which the diver begins and ends the moment-of-intertia changing maneuvers (tuck, pike, straight, lineup, and save). It then solves the differential equations and a geomview mannequin executes the actual dive. More information in found in Callaghan's Summer Institute report, 1993.

How to make it: the diver was modelled using Geomview.

Image created: summer, 1993

[Diving Simulation]

Copyright © summer, 1993 by The Geometry Center, Univerity of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
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