Date of Award
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering - (M.S.)
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
George Hanna Abdou
Sanchoy K. Das
This thesis focuses the use of Initial Graphics Exchange Specification to generate automatically three dimensional surfaces. Currently, different CAD systems utilize their own data formats to generate graphic databases which are not compatible with one another. Besides, most of the existing CAD systems require an interactive data input process which is very much time consuming. In order to solve above problems, an efficient algorithm has been developed in this research to automatically generate portable graphic database following ICES specifications. This portable graphic database can be adopted by different commercial CAD/CAM systems. Using the proposed method, the current design process can be upgraded from the interactive data input method to automatic modelling method that accelerates design process in surface generation significantly. The main objectives of this research are: (1) curtail the surface generation time, (2) reduce the memory space for data storage and communication. A user-friendly program has been written in FORTRAN 77 to apply the proposed algorithm. A case study illustrates the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Bao, Jujiang, "Building oriented surface generation through IGES specification" (1994). Theses. 1590.