Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - (M.S.)


Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

First Advisor

M. C. Leu

Second Advisor

R. S. Sodhi

Third Advisor

Rajesh N. Dave


This thesis is on the computer graphic simulation of the swept volume of a solid object undergoing Euclidean motions (including translation and rotation). The study helps visualize different types of Euclidean motions and supports the previously developed swept volume theories by providing graphic realism.Included in the thesis presentation are the following :

  1. Description of Euclidean motions of polyhedral objects, using ruled surfaces to represent swept volumes.
  2. Representation of sweeping of solid objects, -using parametric cubic equation and sweep differential equation.
  3. Simulation of motions of PUMA and IBM robots.
  4. Wire-frame and shaded image displays of swept volumes.



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