Title page for ETD etd-04242009-040338

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Jones, Robert W.
URN etd-04242009-040338
Title Intersection and filleting of non-uniform B-spline surfaces
Degree Master of Science
Department Mechanical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Myklebust, Arvid Committee Chair
Jayaram, Sankar Committee Member
West, Robert L. Jr. Committee Member
  • Airplanes
Date of Defense 1991-01-29
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Preliminary aircraft design codes requIre a more complete and integrated geometry definition than that used by conceptual design codes. This thesis documents the design and creation of an interactive CAD system which converts the geometry descriptions commonly used in conceptual aircraft design codes to descriptions that meet the requirements of preliminary design systems. In particular, the conversion of ACSYNT Hermite surface data of aircraft models to the non-uniform hi-cubic B-Spline surface representation is addressed. The topics discussed in this thesis include the design and development of an interactive graphics user interface, the design and coding of an intersection method for non-uniform hi-cubic B-Spline surfaces utilizing subdivision techniques and the development of a one-dimensional filleting algorithm for blending surfaces along iso-parametric curves.

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