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A spatial reasoning framework based on non-manifold topology

Wardhana, Nicholas, Jabi, Wassim ORCID:, Chatzivasileiadi, Aikaterini ORCID: and Petrova, Nikoleta 2019. A spatial reasoning framework based on non-manifold topology. Presented at: eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) + SIGraDi (Sociedad Iberoamericana de Gráfica Digital) 2019 Conference, Porto, Portugal, 13-15 September 2019. -.

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Non-Manifold Topology (NMT) has been previously proven to be an appropriate representation of interconnected architectural and spatial structures. This paper further explores the suitability of NMT for spatial reasoning purposes. A literature survey is done to identify the necessary components of a spatial reasoning framework, and an adaptation of such framework based on NMT is presented. This paper also describes the implementation of an NMT-based spatial reasoning framework, its integration into the Topologic software library which the authors develop, as well as the implementation challenges. Finally, a study case on pathfinding on an NMT model, which has been generated from a Building Information Modelling (BIM) structure, is presented and analysed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: In Press
Schools: Architecture
Funders: Leverhulme Trust
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 July 2019
Date of Acceptance: 1 June 2019
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 07:09

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