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Conference Papers Year : 2004

Using semi-implicit representation of algebraic surfaces

Laurent Busé
André Galligo
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In a previous work we introduced a new general representation of algebraic surfaces, that we called semi-implicit, which encapsulates both usual and less known surfaces. Here we specialize this notion in order to apply it in Solid Modeling: we view a surface in the real space as a one-parameter (algebraic) family of algebraic low-degree curves. The paper mainly addresses the topic of performing the usual CAD operations with semi-implicit representation of surfaces. We derive formulae for computing the normal and the curvatures at a regular point. We provide exact algorithms for computing self-intersections of a surface and more generally its singular locus. We also present some surface/surface intersection algorithms relying on generalized resultant calculations.
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inria-00100310 , version 1 (26-09-2006)


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Laurent Busé, André Galligo. Using semi-implicit representation of algebraic surfaces. Shape Modeling and Applications Conference, Jun 2004, Genova, Italy. pp.342-345. ⟨inria-00100310⟩
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