Design for Manufacturing Using B-Spline Developable Surfaces

Julie S. Chalfant, Takashi Maekawa*


研究成果: Article査読

47 被引用数 (Scopus)


A developable surface can be formed by bending or rolling a planar surface without stretching or tearing; in other words, it can be developed or unrolled isometrically onto a plane. Developable surfaces are widely used in the manufacture of items that use materials that are not amenable to stretching such as the formation of ducts, shoes, clothing and automobile parts including upholstery and body panels (Frey & Bindschadler 1993). Designing a ship hull entirely of developable surfaces would allow production of the hull using only rolling or bending. Heat treatment would only be required for removal of distortion, thus greatly reducing the labor required to form the hull. Although developable surfaces play an important role in various manufacturing applications, little attention has been paid to implementing developable surfaces from the onset of a design. This paper investigates novel, user friendly methods to design complex objects using B-spline developable surfaces based on optimization techniques. Illustrative examples show the substantial improvements this method achieves over previously developed methods.

ジャーナルJournal of Ship Research
出版ステータスPublished - 1998 9月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 土木構造工学
  • 数値解析
  • 海洋工学
  • 機械工学
  • 応用数学


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