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to improve the traditional bat through design and the use of modern materials.
Standard engineering modelling techniques have been employed to answer
basic questions such as ‘Why do apparently similar bats differ widely in
their performance’ and ‘How well might a properly designed bat be expected
theory, developed for electrical circuits has been applied to the solution
of Saint-Venant torsion and bending of multi-cell thin walled sections.
The section is treated as a network of interconnected members. Graph
theory is employed as a mathematical abstraction of the topology.
[2D] and [3D] shapes can be represented in a highly compressed form known
as a Quadtree and Octtree respectively. These representations are
easy to manipulate in coded form and economical to store in a computer.
Computer procedures have been implemented to create, store, recall, manipulate
and display compressed images as dynamically linked lists in a graphical
Windows Application. The aim of this project is to extend these procedures
to compex [3D] shapes.
Description of mechanical assemblies by shape features,
application of shape grammars. Description of designs in terms of parts
and properties. Grammars for assembly design.