Synthesis and analysis of geometric design models using tree-structured relations

Ping Ling Tsai, Wei-Hua Chieng, D. A. Hoeltzel

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A methodology for the synthesis and analysis of a relational geometric design model, based on a mapping between geometric nodes (points) on the object which are stored in a tree structure and physical dimensions, is presented in this paper. For this methodology, the relations between geometric nodes are restricted to both translation and rotation. An algorithm has been implemented based on this methodology that allows a designer to freely synthesize and analyze geometric relations among key physical dimensions of the object, while the management of the underlying parameterized relational geometric data occurs automatically.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 1991 Design Technical Conferences
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780791897768
StatePublished - 22 Sep 1991
EventASME 1991 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1991 - Miami, United States
Duration: 22 Sep 199125 Sep 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference


ConferenceASME 1991 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1991
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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