RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

Offset Surface Generation and Contouring in Computer-Aided Design

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Y. J. Chen, B. Ravani

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 109(1), 133-142 (Mar 01, 1987) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258777 History: Received July 03, 1986; Online November 19, 2009


Two computational techniques are presented for Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Machining (CAM) of parametrically defined surfaces. One technique deals with construction of offset surfaces. An algorithm is presented that would allow detection and removal of the closed loop on the offset surface due to its self-intersection. The second computational technique presented deals with contouring of parametric surfaces. The technique presented allows for optimal generation of planar contour lines. The results are applied to Numerical Control (NC) machining of surfaces.

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