A Haptic-Based Approach for Cable Design and Routing in Industrial Complex Products
Cable design and routing is a time-consuming and costly process for industrial complex products, traditionally it is finished by experienced engineers through soft lead or aluminum wire fitting in physical models, or by automatic or semi-automatic computing method in CAD system, but both with little success. In this paper, a new haptic-based interactive method is proposed. After rigid product models are loaded from CAD system, a geometry modeling method is used to represent cable shape, a physics modeling method for calculating cable deformation, and a haptic modeling method for interaction and force feedback. In this prototyping system, the user can define cable position and path, change its shape and size, and then simulate the design and routing process with haptic to feel the touch, collision and force feedback.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Tielin Shi
G. Sun et al., "A Haptic-Based Approach for Cable Design and Routing in Industrial Complex Products", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 139-141, pp. 1356-1360, 2010