TY - JOUR

T1 - On parametric smoothness of generalised B-spline curves

AU - Popiel, Tomasz

PY - 2006

Y1 - 2006

N2 - In a Riemannian manifold, generalised B-spline curves are piecewise C-infinity curves defined by a generalisation of the classical Cox-de Boor algorithm, in which line segments are replaced by minimal geodesics. Their applications include rigid body motion planning and computer graphics. We prove that, like classical B-spline curves, they are C-1 at knots of multiplicity at most m-1, where m is the degree. We then compute the difference between their left and right (covariant) accelerations at knots of multiplicity at most m-2. Unlike classical B-spline curves, generalised B-spline curves are not in general C-2 at such knots (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

AB - In a Riemannian manifold, generalised B-spline curves are piecewise C-infinity curves defined by a generalisation of the classical Cox-de Boor algorithm, in which line segments are replaced by minimal geodesics. Their applications include rigid body motion planning and computer graphics. We prove that, like classical B-spline curves, they are C-1 at knots of multiplicity at most m-1, where m is the degree. We then compute the difference between their left and right (covariant) accelerations at knots of multiplicity at most m-2. Unlike classical B-spline curves, generalised B-spline curves are not in general C-2 at such knots (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

U2 - 10.1016/j.cagd.2006.06.004

DO - 10.1016/j.cagd.2006.06.004

M3 - Article

VL - 23

SP - 655

EP - 668

JO - Computer Aided Geometric Design

JF - Computer Aided Geometric Design

SN - 0167-8396

ER -