**Shape Interrogation for Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing**

by Nicholas M. Patrikalakis, Takashi Maekawa

**Publisher**: Springer 2009**ISBN/ASIN**: 364204073X**ISBN-13**: 9783642040733**Number of pages**: 408

**Description**:

Shape interrogation is the process of extraction of information from a geometric model. It is a fundamental component of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems. The authors focus on shape interrogation of geometric models bounded by free-form surfaces. Free-form surfaces, also called sculptured surfaces, are widely used in the bodies of ships, automobiles and aircraft, which have both functionality and attractive shape requirements.

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