THE WORK OF MANDELBROT HAS SHOWN THAT FRACTALS CAN BE USED EFFECTIVELY TO MODEL WITH COMPUTER GRAPHICS MANY TYPES OF NATURAL SHAPES AND FIGURES.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4563
Amount: $54,889.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 HENRY J P SMITH
 (617) 273-2820
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Abstract
THE WORK OF MANDELBROT HAS SHOWN THAT FRACTALS CAN BE USED EFFECTIVELY TO MODEL WITH COMPUTER GRAPHICS MANY TYPES OF NATURAL SHAPES AND FIGURES. THESE INCLUDE GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES AS WELL AS CLOUDS AND TURBULENT FLUID BEHAVIOR. IT IS PROPOSED TO APPLY FRACTAL GEOMETRY IN A PURELY PHENOMENOLOGICAL FASHION TO THE MODELING OF FIREBALL SHAPES AND TEXTURES FOR POSSIBLE APPLICATION IN SUCH NUCLEAR EFFECTS CODES AS NORSE. THE AIM WILL BE TO PROVIDE IMPROVEMENTS IN SHAPE MODELS AND IN SOME ASPECTS OF FIREBALL STRUCTURE.

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