Interferences between distribution systems in large designs such as ships, can be very costly if they are first detected during construction. As a step towards the solution of the placement problem in engineering design different procedures for detecting intersections of bounded regions in three dimensional space are proposed. The techniques underlying these procedures are discussed with special emphasis on the methods used to detect interferences between objects when the space occupied by these objects can be approximated by convex regions bounded by planes. Suggestions for mechanizing the preparation of input data by means of a coordinate digitizer, as well as a discussion on possible extensions of the present study to provide solutions to associated engineering problems such as weight control and material flow are also included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Computer Applications in the Automation of Shipyard Operation and Ship Design, held by IFIP/IFAC/JSNA, Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 28-30, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North Holland Publishing Company

    335 Jan Van Galenstraat, P.O. Box 103
    Amsterdam-W,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Chryssostomidis, C
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Purdue University
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. VII-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM