A long time ago, in 1995-1997, I dreamed about really fast and visual results in image segmentation by the new then Mumford-Shah functional and in fracture. It was my first programming experience. I used Fortran, bash and all kinds of tools available in linux.
Here is the image segmentation by the M-S functional of a bw picture of a Van Gogh painting.
And here is a typical result of fracture propagation (although I remember having hundreds of frames available…)
The article is here.