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Publication Citation: Volume Estimation of Molded Artifacts by B-Splines

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Author(s): David E. Gilsinn; Bruce R. Borchardt; Amelia Tebbe;
Title: Volume Estimation of Molded Artifacts by B-Splines
Published: October 09, 2009
Abstract: The volumes of two industrially molded non-metallic artifacts were estimated using surface data obtained by a coordinate measuring machine. A tensor product of B-splines was used to model the probed data points on the surface and the Divergence Theorem was used to estimate the volumes. The volume results and volume uncertainties for several cases are discussed.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry: Challenges and Frontiers
Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: October 9-10, 2009
Keywords: B-splines, coordinate measuring machine, divergence theorem, knot algorithm, molded artifacts, volume
Research Areas: Math