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Estimating the surface area and volume of a general 3D shape
Author(s): Samuel C. Lee; Yiming Wang; Elisa T. Lee
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Paper Abstract

A new method for estimating the analog surface area and the volume of a general 3D shape is presented. The proposed method takes advantage of known boundary estimation techniques for 2D shapes, which would eliminate most, if not all, of the complex interpolation procedures and estimation schemes employed by the conventional methods. After taking into consideration the variation of digital boundary with shape orientations, the estimated perimeters are used to measure the lateral area of the 3D shape through single integration. The same approach can be applied to estimating the volume of the 3D shape.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6066, Vision Geometry XIV, 60660G (18 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.651128
Show Author Affiliations
Samuel C. Lee, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Yiming Wang, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Elisa T. Lee, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6066:
Vision Geometry XIV
Longin Jan Latecki; David M. Mount; Angela Y. Wu, Editor(s)

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