Identification of Material Parameters of Complex Cables from Scanned 3D Shapes
Paper in proceeding, 2016

Simulation of flexible components is becoming an integral part of virtual product design. However, for a simulation model to predict physically correct deformations, it is crucial that the material parameters are authentic. Conventional methods to acquire these parameters involve extensive force-displacement measurements, which may be unpractical or too expensive to perform. We propose an alternative method to identify the material parameters of a flexible one-dimensional component, such as a cable or a hose, from a scanned set of deformed reference shapes. The method finds the model parameters that give the best geometric fit between the model and the reference shapes.

3D scanning


Tomas Hermansson

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

S. Vajedi

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

T. Forsberg

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

F. Ekstedt

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

J. Kressin

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

C. Toft

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Johan Carlson

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Procedia CIRP: 14th CIRP CAT 2016 - CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing

2212-8271 (ISSN)

Vol. 43 280-285

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Innovation and entrepreneurship

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Discrete Mathematics



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