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

S. Vajedi

T. Forsberg

F. Ekstedt

J. Kressin

C. Toft

Johan Carlson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

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

2212-8271 (ISSN)

Vol. 43 280-285

Areas of Advance


Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Subject Categories


Discrete Mathematics



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