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Title: Geometric reasoning for process planning
Author: Salmon, Jonathan Charles
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1997
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A Feature Oriented Detail Design System (FODDS2) is described that allows design of 2½ D components. The geometric reasoning required to generate anteriority constraints for subsequent process planning is described with accompanying problems, experiments and proposed solutions. The geometric algorithms currently unavailable in commercial solid modellers, but required for the system are described along with their implementations. All features in the system are described in a consistent manner in terms of a 'tool profile' and 'cutter path' allowing new features to be added simply and easily and ensuring that geometric reasoning can still be carried out. Novel work in the area of anteriority checking and of proximity checking of feature-based designs is covered.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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