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On Surface Approximation Using Developable Surfaces

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We introduce a method for approximating a given surface by a developable surface. It will be either aG1surface consisting of pieces of cones or cylinders of revolution or aGrNURBS developable surface. Our algorithm will also deal properly with the problems of reverse engineering and produce robust approximation of given scattered data. The presented technique can be applied in computer aided manufacturing, e.g. in shipbuilding.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/gmip.1999.0487

Affiliations: 1: Institut für Geometrie, Technische Universität Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, Vienna, A-1040, Austria 2: POSTECH Information Research Laboratories, Pohang University of Science and Technology, San 31 Hyoja-Pong, Pohang, 790-784, South Korea 3: Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd., Odense C, DK-5100, Denmark

Publication date: March 1, 1999

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