This sim represents a clay tablet baking in the sun.
As it dries, stress points are formed.
From these points, fractures radiate
out in all four directions, until stopped by a previous
crack or tablet edge.
The length of each fracture is calculated.
As soon as either the horizontal or vertical fracture
is known to be the shortest, it is transformed into
If both fractures are equal then one
is chosen at random.
A new stress point is then formed at
a random location (but not 'too close' to a previous
crack or stage edge) and the whole process starts
Cracks are shown as green lines. The
sim stops after a succession of 16 random points are
chosen 'too close' to an edge or crack, ie the tablet
is fairly full.
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Sim will stop when complete, use Reset to run again.