IJAT Vol.12 No.6 pp. 901-910
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2018.p0901


Extraction of Rotational Surfaces and Generalized Cylinders from Point-Clouds Using Section Curves

Yoshitaka Midorikawa and Hiroshi Masuda

The University of Electro-Communications
1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan

Corresponding author

January 12, 2018
August 12, 2018
November 5, 2018
point processing, surface reconstruction, terrestrial laser scanner, shape from sections

In industrial facilities, there are various types of equipment composed of surfaces that have a high degree of freedom. Rotational surfaces and generalized cylinders are often used for equipment handling liquids and gases. In this paper, we propose methods for reconstructing rotational surfaces and generalized cylinders from noisy and incomplete point-clouds captured by a terrestrial laser scanner. In our method, we convert point-clouds into wireframe models and calculate the intersection points with section planes. Then, we extract ellipses from the intersection points on each section plane and reconstruct the rotational surfaces and generalized cylinders using the extracted ellipses. We also propose a method for subdividing a rotational surface into primitive surfaces. We evaluated our method using actual point-clouds of engineering facilities and confirmed that our method could successfully reconstruct rotational surfaces and generalized cylinders.

Cite this article as:
Y. Midorikawa and H. Masuda, “Extraction of Rotational Surfaces and Generalized Cylinders from Point-Clouds Using Section Curves,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.12 No.6, pp. 901-910, 2018.
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