An Investigation into Conversion from Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline Boundary Representation Geometry to Constructive Solid Geometry
Final rept. 1 Oct 2014-30 Sep 2015
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD SURVIVABILITY-LETHALITY ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE
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Modern Ballistic VulnerabilityLethality VL analysis as conducted by the US Army Research Laboratory ARL almost always relies on geometry that has been created by suppliers using Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline NURBS geometric primitives. This project explored the possibility of an automatic conversion process to convert these models to a more traditional constructive solid geometry format that would offer speed improvements in analysis runs. Initial development has resulted in successful conversion of simple models and partial simplification of more complex targets, as well as suggesting future development directions to achieve higher conversion success rates.
- Numerical Mathematics