**Homeomorphic approximation of the intersection curve of two rational surfaces**
Li-Yong Shen ^{a}, Jin-San Cheng ^{b}, Xiaohong Jia ^{b}
a School of Mathematical Sciences, Graduate University of CAS, Beijing, China b Key Laboratory of Mathematics Mechanization, AMSS, CAS, Beijing, China
**Abstract**
We present an approach of computing the intersection curve C of two rational parametric surface S1(u, s) and S2(v, t), one being projectable and hence can easily be implicitized. Plugging the parametric surface to the implicit surface yields a plane algebraic curve G(v, t) = 0. By analyzing the topology graph g of G(v, t) = 0 and the singular points on the intersection curve C we associate a space topology graph to C, which is homeomorphic to C and therefore leads us to an approximation for C in a given precision.
Computer Aided Geometric Design
Vol. 29, No. 8, pp. 613-625. 2012 | |