Swept Volume Determination and Interference Detection for Moving 3-D Solids

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J. Kieffer

Department of Electronic Engineering, The University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, England

F. L. Litvin

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60680

J. Mech. Des 113(4), 456-463 (Dec 01, 1991) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2912805 History: Received May 01, 1990; Online June 02, 2008


The volume swept out by a moving 3-dimensional (3-D) solid has been recognized as important for the simulation of interference between moving solids. Its use has been proposed for the detection of collision (Ganter and Uicker, 1986), as well as for simulation of the machining process (Wang and Wang, 1986). This paper proposes: (a) a general approach for swept volume determination and (b) a method for interference detection that is based on 2-D projections of swept volumes.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Solids
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