Surface Definition Contents


1. Why a Seminar?

        Interesting history

        Mathematics knowledge is valuable

        Understanding the Process is valuable

        Research still needed


2. What kind of physical and mathematical models can be used?


        Clay models, Plastic models, Rapid Prototyping

        Physical lofting

        Mathematical lofting

        Procedure type of surfaces

        Spline surfaces including NURBS


3. How are the mathematical models implemented in CAD systems?

        Parametric Evaluator systems

        Numerical solutions

        Analytical offset surfaces

        Surfaces for solids





4. What is a high quality surface?

        Stylist requirements

        Aerodynamic requirements

        Manufacturing requirements