Pythagorean hodograph spline spirals that match G3 Hermite data from circles

Type
Article

Authors
Li, Zhong
Ait-Haddou, Rachid
Biard, Luc

KAUST Department
Visual Computing Center (VCC)

Date
2015-04

Abstract
A construction is given for a G3 piecewise rational Pythagorean hodograph convex spiral which interpolates two G3 Hermite data associated with two non-concentric circles, one being inside the other. The spiral solution is of degree 7 and is the involute of a G2 convex curve, referred to as the evolute solution, with prescribed length, and composed of two PH quartic curves. Conditions for G3 continuous contact with circles are then studied and it turns out that an ordinary cusp at each end of the evolute solution is required. Thus, geometric properties of a family of PH polynomial quartics, allowing to generate such an ordinary cusp at one end, are studied. Finally, a constructive algorithm is described with illustrative examples.

Citation
Li, Z., Ait-Haddou, R., & Biard, L. (2015). Pythagorean hodograph spline spirals that match G3 Hermite data from circles. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 278, 162–180. doi:10.1016/j.cam.2014.10.005

Publisher
Elsevier BV

Journal
Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics

DOI
10.1016/j.cam.2014.10.005

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