THE SEQUENTIAL EDGE DETECTION ALGORITHM - A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE PROFILE OF A VOLUME MESH Thesis uri icon

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  • Thesis (M.Eng., Mechanical Engineering)--University of Idaho, June 2015 | The algorithm presented in this work, known as the sequential edge detection algorithm (SEDA), finds exact perimeter for a given projection of a volume mesh through the use of vertex and edge data from the original mesh. The state of the art for determining this type of boundary is the alpha shape technique. Alpha shapes however are only capable of approximating the intended shape and in many cases do not represent the projection with sufficient accuracy. The Python implementation of SEDA presented in this work introduces localized vertex and edge searching methods to assist with mesh filtering and edge intersection detection. The implementation demonstrates SEDA's superior quality to the alpha-shape alternative and is able to determine the exact profile of very large and complex meshes and is ready for general use.

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  • August 15, 2015

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