Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. 24/7 Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



TECH SPACE
New algorithm for optimized stability of planar-rod objects
by Staff Writers
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Aug 15, 2016


Algorithm corrects connection points of objects fabricated by wire bending machine to optimize stability. Adaptions of design and structure computed. Potential range of application in Rapid Prototyping. Image courtesy IST Austria. For a larger version of this image please go here.

During the annual top conference of the Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), which took place in Anaheim, USA, IST Austria Professor Bernd Bickel and his group present an algorithm that allows improved technical modelling of planar-rod structures consisting of interlocking wires.

After designing an aesthetically pleasing structure, e.g. a car or a duck, the contours of the objects are re-calculated with the new algorithm.

In this way, necessary adaptions of the structure and its connection points are computed to guarantee optimal stability of the object fabricated by the wire bending machine. The 2D structures are assembled to a 3D object without requiring additional connectors or soldering points.

"We were able to find a mathematical formulation for an exciting problem which allowed us to solve this problem in a second step. The software can be a useful tool for designers and engineers", says Bernd Bickel concerning the recently developed algorithm.

The software implies applications to art on the one hand, but wire sculptures on the other hand present an extremely efficient and fast alternative for low-fidelity rapid prototyping due to the manufacturing time and required material scaling up linearly with the physical size of objects.

The software allows a verification of function and stability resulting in the production of the optimal object only.

Computational Design of Stable Planar-Rod Structures, Miguel, Lepoutre, Bickel. ACM Transactions on Graphics 35(4) (SIGGRAPH 2016)


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

.


Related Links
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Space Technology News - Applications and Research






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
TECH SPACE
Scientists count microscopic particles without microscope
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Aug 15, 2016
Scientists from Russia and Australia have put forward a simple new way of counting microscopic particles in optical materials by means of a laser. A light beam passing through such a material splits and forms a characteristic pattern consisting of numerous bright spots on a projection screen. The researchers found that the number of these spots corresponds exactly to the number of scatteri ... read more


TECH SPACE
Lockheed Martin, NASA Ink Deal for SkyFire Infrared Lunar Discovery Satellite

As dry as the moon

US company gets historic nod to send lander to moon

China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover dies in blaze of online glory

TECH SPACE
Limited power as Mar Lab approaches Murray Buttes

Opportunity going back for closer look at grooves seen in images

Mineral Veins on Mars Were Formed by Evaporating Ancient Lakes

Evidence of Martian life could be hard to find in some meteorite blast sites

TECH SPACE
Autonomous interplanetary travel one step closer to reality

After Deadly Crash, Virgin Galactic to Fly Its Spaceplane Once More

Tile Bonding Begins for Orion's First Mission Atop Space Launch System Rocket

Russia, US Discuss Lunar Station for Mars Mission

TECH SPACE
China launches first mobile telecom satellite

China prepares for new round of manned space missions

China begins developing hybrid spacecraft

China to expand int'l astronauts exchange

TECH SPACE
NanoRacks External Platform Deployed Outside International Space Station

JSC pursues collection of new technologies for ISS

Dream Chaser Spacecraft on Track to Supply Cargo to ISS

Russia launches ISS-bound cargo ship

TECH SPACE
Launch of US Antares Rocket Powered by Russian Engine Postponed

Russia to Launch Angara-1.2 Rocket With Korean Satellite KOMPSAT-6 in 2020

NASA Orders Second SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station

Russia Postpones Launch of Proton Rocket With US Satellite Until October 10

TECH SPACE
Scientists to unveil new Earth-like planet: report

Astronomers catalogs most likely 'second-Earth' candidates

Alien Solar System Boasts Tightly Spaced Planets, Unusual Orbits

NASA's Next Planet Hunter Will Look Closer to Home

TECH SPACE
Your brain on Google Glass

New approach doubles 3-D resolution of fluorescence microscopy

Scientists count microscopic particles without microscope

Sierra Nevada Corporation helps Juno "Keep Cool and Science On"




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement