Determining the Intersection of Parametric Surfaces by Solving Ordinary Differential Equations 870874

A method for finding the intersection of two parametrically defined surfaces is discussed. The intersection is represented by parametrized curves in the parameter spaces of each of the two given surfaces. The curves are found by solving a four dimensional system of differential equations by means of a low order numerical ODE solver. Correction of drift is obtained by a variant of the Newton-Raphson technique developed specifically for this problem.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Purchase more aerospace standards and aerospace material specifications and save! AeroPaks off a customized subscription plan that lets you pay for just the documents that you need, when you need them.