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Wire mesh design

Garg, Akash, Sageman-Furnas, Andrew O., Deng, Bailin ORCID:, Yue, Yonghao, Grinspun, Eitan, Pauly, Mark and Wardetzky, Max 2014. Wire mesh design. ACM Transactions on Graphics 33 (4) , 66. 10.1145/2601097.2601106

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We present a computational approach for designing wire meshes , i.e., freeform surfaces composed of woven wires arranged in a regular grid. To facilitate shape exploration, we map material properties of wire meshes to the geometric model of Chebyshev nets . This abstraction is exploited to build an efficient optimization scheme. While the theory of Chebyshev nets suggests a highly constrained design space, we show that allowing controlled deviations from the underlying surface provides a rich shape space for design explo- ration. Our algorithm balances globally coupled material constraints with aesthetic and geometric design objectives that can be specified by the user in an interactive design session. In addition to sculptural art, wire meshes represent an innovative medium for industrial ap- plications including composite materials and architectural fa c ̧ ades. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach using a variety of digital and physical prototypes with a level of shape complexity unobtainable using previous methods.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wire mesh, interactive shape modeling, Chebyshev nets, discrete differential geometry, design, global optimization
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ISSN: 0730-0301
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 May 2017
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 19:49

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