Accession Number:

ADA003939

Title:

The Intrinsic Method for Curve Definition.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 74,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD DIV OF ENGINEERING AND WEAPONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This report describes a technique of curve description for computer graphics based upon specified intrinsic equations of curvature and torsion as functions of a natural parameter. These intrinsic equations appear as variable coefficients in the Serret-Frenet equations, which are coupled, paramettric, differential equations describing the basic analytic nature of a curve. Unique curves are generated by the numerical solution of the Serret-Frenet equations with respect to a specific coordinate system.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE