A Symbolic-Numeric Approach to Tube Modeling in CAD Systems

  • Gerrit Sobottka
  • Andreas Weber
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4194)


In this note we present a symbolic-numeric method to the problem of tube modeling in CAD systems. Our approach is based on the Kirchhoff kinetic analogy which allows us to find analytic solutions to the static Kirchhoff equations for rods under given boundary conditions.


Kirchhoff rod boundary value problems automatic differentiation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerrit Sobottka
    • 1
  • Andreas Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Informatik IIUniversität BonnBonnGermany

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