Optimal quadrangulation of a strip for flank milling

Wei-Lun Tsai, Charlie C.L. Wang, Chih-Hsing Chu, Kai Tang

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This paper presents a modeling algorithm that helps automatically generate a quadrangulation strip for flank milling which minimize the cutting error to a designed reference surface. Two curves are given as the boundary of a ruled surface to be machined. We discrete two curves into sample points and try to connect them to form quadrangles by rule lines, where these rule lines simulate the cutter's moving trajectory (i.e. tool path). Not only the surface error but also some other engineering constraints are considered in our optimal quadrangulation algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-315
Number of pages9
JournalComputer-Aided Design and Applications
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • Flank milling
  • Graph
  • Quadrangulation
  • Tool path


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