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Shape Modeling and Applications, International Conference on (2004)
Genova, Italy
June 7, 2004 to June 9, 2004
ISBN: 0-7695-2075-8
pp: 53-62
J-P. Pernot , Domaine Universitaire
S. Guillet , Domaine Universitaire
J-C. L?on , Domaine Universitaire
B. Falcidieno , Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche - CNR
F. Giannini , Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche - CNR
Fully Free Form Deformation Features (δ-F⁴) have been proposed to overcome the limits of low-level manipulations of free form surfaces. They correspond to shapes obtained by deformation of a surface part according to geometric constraints. In our approach, a δ-F⁴ is a result of the indirect manipulation of external forces applied to the nodes of a bar network coupled to the control polyhedron of a B-spline surface. The solution of the equation system corresponding to the constraint specifications, often under-constrained, requires the definition of an optimisation problem where an additional objective function has to be minimised. In this paper we propose a new formulation of this optimisation problem where the proposed objective functions can be defined as a multiple combination of various local quantities. They can be related either to the geometry of the bar network (e.g. the length of a bar or the displacement of a node), or to its mechanical magnitudes (e.g. the external force applied at a node or a bar deformation energy). Different types of combinations are also proposed and classified according to the induced level of multi-minimisations. In this way the shape of a δ-F⁴ can be controlled globally, with a unique minimisation, or locally with different minimisations applied to sub-domains of the surface.

J. Pernot, J. L?on, F. Giannini, S. Guillet and B. Falcidieno, "Multi-Minimisations for Shape Control of Fully Free-Form Deformation Features," Proceedings. Shape Modeling International 2004(SMI), Genova, Italy, 2004, pp. 53-62.
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