Accession Number:

ADA568612

Title:

Generating Coils in BRL-CAD

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 2009-Mar 2009

Corporate Author:

QUANTUM RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL INC BEL AIR MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Springs, shock absorbers, and other parts found in many modern mechanical systems can be described geometrically using a cylindrical coil. BRL-CAD is able to produce coils using the Constructive Solid Geometry CSG pipe primitive, but manually inserting enough pipe control points needed to create specific individual coils is a time-consuming process. The coil procedural tool automates most of this process by procedurally generating pipe primitives to describe coil shapes defined by high-level dimensional specifications.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE