Design and tessellation of b-spline developable surfaces

Takashi Maekawa, J. Chalfant

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Abstract

Developable surfaces are widely used in various engineering applications. However, little attention has been paid to implementing developable surfaces from the onset of a design. The first half of the paper describes a user friendly method of designing developable surfaces in terms of a B-Spline representation whose two directrices lie on parallel planes. The second half of the paper investigates a new method for development and tessellation of such B-Spline developable surfaces, which is necessary for plate cutting and finite element analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-461
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Mechanical Design, Transactions Of the ASME
Volume120
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Design and tessellation of b-spline developable surfaces. / Maekawa, Takashi; Chalfant, J.

In: Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions Of the ASME, Vol. 120, No. 3, 01.01.1998, p. 453-461.

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