Computation of singularities and intersections of offsets of planar curves

Takashi Maekawa, Nicholas M. Patrikalakis*


研究成果: Article査読

53 被引用数 (Scopus)


The objective of this paper is to compute the singularities of a normal offset of a planar integral polynomial curve and the intersections of two specific normal offsets of two planar integral polynomial curves. Singularities include irregular points (such as isolated points and cusps) and self-intersections. The key element in the above techniques is the computation of all real roots within a finite box of systems of nonlinear equations involving polynomials and square roots of polynomials. The curves that we are investigating are described by polynomial functions, but their offset curve representations involve polynomials and square roots of polynomials. A methodology based on adaptive subdivision techniques to solve the resulting systems of nonlinear equations is investigated. Key components of our methods are the reduction of the problems into solutions of systems of polynomial equations of higher dimensionality through the introduction of auxiliary variables and the use of rounded interval arithmetic in the context of Bernstein subdivision to enhance the robustness of floating point implementation. Examples illustrate our techniques.

ジャーナルComputer Aided Geometric Design
出版ステータスPublished - 1993 10月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • モデリングとシミュレーション
  • 自動車工学
  • 航空宇宙工学
  • コンピュータ グラフィックスおよびコンピュータ支援設計


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