Title

Trimming Swept Volumes

Abstract

The trimming problem for swept volumes — concerning the excision of points ostensibly on the boundary that actually lie in the swept volume interior — is investigated in detail. Building upon several techniques that have appeared in the literature, efficient methods for both local and global trimming of swept volume are developed. These methods are shown to be computationally cost effective when combined with the sweep-envelope differential equation algorithm for the approximate calculation and graphical rendering of swept volumes for quite general objects and sweeps. Examples are presented to demonstrate the efficacy of the trimming strategies.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Sweeping; Self-Intersections; Boundary Models

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1999 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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