Shelling algorithm in solid modeling

Dong Ming Yan*, Hui Zhang, Jun Hai Yong, Yu Peng, Jia Guang Sun

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Shelling is a powerful modeling operation in current CAD /CAM systems. In this paper, we present a new shelling algorithm for regular B-Rep solids. We first generate an initial offset solid, then correct the self-intersecting offset solid if necessary. We obtain the resultant shelling solid through a regularized Boolean operation finally. The algorithm has been implemented in a solid modeling system, and some examples are given to illustrate it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-297
Number of pages6
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The research was supported by Chinese 973 Program (2002CB312106) and Chinese 863 Program (2003AA4Z3110).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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