Parametric design for aesthetic shapes by curve-ruler utilization

Tetsuo Oya, Hiroshi Kato, Masatake Higashi

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Abstract

This paper presents a method to generate an aesthetic surface which is represented by two guide curves and a curve-ruler. A curve-ruler is an expression of a ruler whose curvature variation is monotone and aesthetic, and it is a mathematical version of the actual ruler used in the automotive industry. A ruler-surface is a surface which is a locus of the curve-ruler moving along two guide curves. First, a generation procedure of a guide curve and conditions for producing an aesthetic surface are described. Then, a ruler-surface is formulated parametrically according to the movement of the ruler along two guide curves. Examples of ruler-surfaces show that this method can generate surfaces with different characteristics by various kinds of curve-rulers. Modeling examples are presented indicating that the method could be a supportive system for designer/s intuitive work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2008
Pages887-896
Number of pages10
EditionPARTS A AND B
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2008 - Brooklyn, NY, United States
Duration: 2008 Aug 32008 Aug 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
NumberPARTS A AND B
Volume3

Other

OtherASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2008
CountryUnited States
CityBrooklyn, NY
Period08/8/308/8/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Oya, T., Kato, H., & Higashi, M. (2008). Parametric design for aesthetic shapes by curve-ruler utilization. In ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2008 (PARTS A AND B ed., pp. 887-896). (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 3, No. PARTS A AND B). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2008-49809