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Accession Number ADA568612
Title Generating Coils in BRL-CAD.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 26p
Personal Author C. Yapp
Abstract Springs, shock absorbers, and other parts found in many modern mechanical systems can be described geometrically using a cylindrical coil. BRL- CAD is able to produce coils using the Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) pipe primitive, but manually inserting enough pipe control points needed to create specific individual coils is a time-consuming process. The coil procedural tool automates most of this process by procedurally generating pipe primitives to describe coil shapes defined by high-level dimensional specifications.
Keywords Coils
Cylindrical bodies
Geometric forms
Mechanical components
Shock absorbers

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 41J - Tooling, Machinery, & Tools
Corporate Author Army Research Lab., Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. Jan 2009-Mar 2009.
NTIS Issue Number 1311
Contract Number N/A

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