Accession Number:

ADA191573

Title:

An Analytic Model for Aerodynamic Shapes

Personal Author(s):

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Report Date:

1988-03-01

Abstract:

Exact analytical models represent a viable alternative for applications requiring geometric constructs with a level of surface perfection unachievable with traditional polynomial techniques. To avoid the limitations in shape complexity normally associated with traditional analytic models, a model based upon a topological transformation of a lofted surface was developed. The consequence is, if not an equation of all shapes, then, at least, an equation describing a great many arbitrarily complicated shapes. A full theoretical development of the model is presented along with a model-implementing FORTRAN source module and some example geometries. Keywords Computer graphics Lofted surface Superquadric Analytic surface model, Surface modelling Topological transformation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1986-Oct 1987

Supplementary Note:

DOI: 10.21236/ADA191573

Pages:

0062

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Distribution Statement:

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

File Size:

1.56MB