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Title: GCS approximation
Author: Cross, Benjamin
ISNI:       0000 0004 5351 0514
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2014
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The discipline of Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD) deals with the computational aspects of geometric objects. This thesis is concerned with the construction of one of the most primitive geometric objects, curves. More specifically, it relates to the construction of a high quality planar curve. The Generalised Cornu Spiral (GCS) is a high quality planar curve that is beginning to show value in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) applications. However in its current form it is incompatible with current CAD/CAM systems. This thesis addresses the issue with the development of a robust and efficient polynomial replacement for the GCS.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Delcam plc
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: QA76 Computer software