Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
In collaboration with André Lieutier (Dassault Systèmes)
The goal of this study is to develop and implement robust and efficient 3D Boolean operators and surface regularization tools for industrial use.
The motivation of this work comes from machining simulation where the computation of the part of the space swept by a moving tool involves a huge amount of Boolean operations (unions, intersections, differences). Such computations meet two main difficulties (that are both theoretical and technical): First, 3D Boolean operations face robustness issues and second, the output of large sequences of Boolean operations usually consists of very complicated meshes containing many irrelevant topological and geometric features that need to be removed for further processing. In this study, we intend to develop a software based on an original theoretical approach which overcomes these difficulties.