Unfold a 3D cylinder (with grid points)
Unfold a 3D cylinder (with grid points)Posted by Vinodh at October 02. 2012
Could you precise what you have as input and what you want to get as a result?
I have a 3D cylinder that I need to cut longitudinally stretch it as a parallelepiped and reduce the 3D domain to a 2D plane. I have 8 layers in my cylinder. my 2D object should be like a stack of these 8 layers...
SALOME can't provide a 2D geometrical object as an unfolded 3D one.
The only possibility I see is to mesh your cylinder and move it's facets into a plane.
Thanks Michael for your reply. I have the 3D mesh of my cylinder. Can you tell me how to split the facets into a 2D plane?
Re: Unfold a 3D cylinder (with grid points)Posted by Saint Michael at October 03. 2012
There is no a dedicated function in SALOME but it's possible to do thit in a Python script. It's a very interesting task but it requires some time to implement. Can you wait?
Re: Unfold a 3D cylinder (with grid points)Posted by Vinodh at October 04. 2012
thanks for your help