Analysis and Modelling of Deformed Swept Volumes
The sweep differential equation approach and the boundary-flow method developed for the analysis and representation of swept volumes are extended to include objects experiencing deformation. It is found that the theoretical framework can be generalized quite naturally to deformed swept volumes by the enlargement of the Lie group structure of the sweeps. All the usual results, including the boundary-flow formula, are shown to have extensions for swept volumes with deformation. Several special classes of deformation are identified, and their particular properties are studied insofar as they pertain to swept volumes. A program for obtaining deformed swept volumes of planar polygons is described, and is then applied to several examples to demonstrate its effectiveness.
D. Blackmore et al., "Analysis and Modelling of Deformed Swept Volumes," Computer-Aided Design, Elsevier, Jan 1994.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0010-4485(94)90077-9
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Sweep Differential Equations; Similarity Deformations; Linear Deformations; Nonlinear Deformations; Boundary-Flow Formulae; Lie Groups
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