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EPSRC Reference: GR/T24425/01
Title: Reverse Engineering of Reliefs
Principal Investigator: Martin, Professor RR
Other Investigators:
Langbein, Dr FC Marshall, Professor A Rosin, Professor P
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Delcam International plc
Department: Computer Science
Organisation: Cardiff University
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 03 February 2005 Ends: 02 February 2008 Value (£): 200,425
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Design & Testing Technology
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Information Technologies
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Reverse engineering takes 3D scans of points captured from the surface of an object, and turns them into a high level CAD model which can then be edited, analysed, etc - the ultimate goal is to enable a revised part to be made. This project will specifically consider reverse engineering of reliefs from objects such as ornamental porcelain, so that they maybe removed in a redesign, or applied to a different piece of porcelain, for example.Issues to be solved in the project are* how to identify which scanned points correspond to the relief, and which to background, modelling the shape of the background surface to which the relief is attached, representing the relief relative to this background surface, representing a single unit of the pattern for a repeating relief determining how to flatten the background surface of the relief so that it is ready to be applied to a new surfaceThis research will be carried out in cooperation between the School of Computer Science at Cardiff University, and Delcam plc, Birmingham.
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