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Stewart, Neil ; Zidani, Malika

Transfinite interpolation for well-definition in error analysis in solid modelling

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Abstract

An overall approach to the problem of error analysis in the context of solid modelling, analogous to the standard forward/backward error analysis of Numerical Analysis, was described in a recent paper by Hoffmann and Stewart. An important subproblem within this overall approach is the well-definition of the sets specified by inconsistent data. These inconsistencies may come from the use of finite-precision real-number arithmetic, from the use of low-degree curves to approximate boundaries, or from terminating an infinite convergent (subdivision) process after only a finite number of steps. An earlier paper, by Andersson and the present authors, showed how to resolve this problem of well-definition, in the context of standard trimmed-NURBS representations, by using the Whitney Extension Theorem. In this paper we will show how an analogous approach can be used in the context of trimmed surfaces based on combined-subdivision representations, such as those proposed by Litke, Levin and Schröder. A further component of the problem of well-definition is ensuring that adjacent patches in a representation do not have extraneous intersections. (Here, "extraneous intersections" refers to intersections, between two patches forming part of the boundary, other than prescribed intersections along a common edge or at a common vertex.) The paper also describes the derivation of a bound for normal vectors that can be used for this purpose. This bound is relevant both in the case of trimmed-NURBS representations, and in the case of combined subdivision with trimming.

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@InProceedings{stewart_et_al:DSP:2006:719,
  author =	{Neil Stewart and Malika Zidani},
  title =	{Transfinite interpolation for well-definition in error analysis in solid modelling},
  booktitle =	{Reliable Implementation of Real Number Algorithms: Theory and Practice},
  year =	{2006},
  editor =	{Peter Hertling and Christoph M. Hoffmann and Wolfram Luther and Nathalie Revol},
  number =	{06021},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2006/719},
  annote =	{Keywords: Forward/backward error analysis, robustness, well-definition, trimmed NURBS, combined subdivision, trimming, bounds on normals}
}

Keywords: Forward/backward error analysis, robustness, well-definition, trimmed NURBS, combined subdivision, trimming, bounds on normals
Seminar: 06021 - Reliable Implementation of Real Number Algorithms: Theory and Practice
Issue Date: 2006
Date of publication: 13.09.2006


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