A shape design system using volumetric implicit PDEs

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A shape design system using volumetric implicit PDEs
Solid modeling based on partial differential equations (PDEs) can potentially unify both geometric constraints and functional requirements within a single design framework to model real-world objects via its explicit, direct integration with parametric geometry. In contrast, implicit functions indirectly define geometric objects as the level-set of underlying scalar fields. To maximize the modeling potential of PDEbased methodology, in this paper we tightly couple PDEs with volumetric implicit functions in order to achieve interactive, intuitive shape representation, manipulation, and deformation. In particular, the unified approach can reconstruct the PDE geometry of arbitrary topology from scattered data points or a set of sketch curves. We make use of elliptic PDEs for boundary value problems to define the volumetric implicit function. The proposed implicit PDE model has the capability to reconstruct a complete solid model from partial information and facilitates the direct manipul...
Haixia Du, Hong Qin
Added 16 Dec 2010
Updated 16 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2004
Where CAD
Authors Haixia Du, Hong Qin
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