Multi-directional material blending for heterogeneous object modeling

Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, Bahattin Koc

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In this paper, a novel multi-directional material blending method is presented for heterogeneous object modeling. Optimum material blending through multiple target features is proposed using dynamic programming in two stages. Firstly, optimum morphing between the Voronoi diagram and target features is obtained. Secondly, an optimum ruling line alignment and insertion technique is applied between the generator feature and the Voronoi diagram. Multi-directional material composition is then mapped onto the geometric domain. Computational implementation and examples are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication61st Annual IIE Conference and Expo Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Industrial Engineers
StatePublished - 2011
Event61st Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: May 21 2011May 25 2011


Other61st Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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