Fuzzy solid modelling

Pham, Binh L. (2002) Fuzzy solid modelling. In Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TCME 2002), April 22-26, Wuhan, Hubei, China.


Exact low level geometric representations in current CAD systems cannot reflect design intents at conceptual stage and using such representation for model construction is very time consuming and not intuitive. This paper presents a unified approach for imprecise solid modelling based on fuzzy logic which allows users to specify their vague design intents to obtain a rough shape representation and to perform important tasks on this rough model while retaining its fuzzy characteristics. These tasks range from fuzzy shape specification, representation, indexing, retrieval to shape evolution and comparison using fuzzy fitness and similarity measures. They are achieved via fuzzy reasoning and fuzzy operations on fuzzy geometric entities. We also discuss how fuzzy reasoning can be used in composite shape construction and configuration design. These methods have been realised for geometric entities based on deformable superquadrics. Ongoing work is being carried out to extend these concepts to generic geometric primitives and to integrate fuzzy design constraints to two design paradigms: fuzzy parametric and fuzzy feature-based design.

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ID Code: 452
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Fuzzy shape, fuzzy solid modelling, imprecise modelling, vague modelling, fuzzy shape index and retrieval, evolution of fuzzy shape, fuzzy fitness measure, fuzzy similarity measure
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Neural Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation (080108)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 TMCE Symposium
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 09:44

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