## Design of bifurcation junctions in artificial vascular vessels additively manufactured for skin tissue engineering

- Xiaoxiao Han, Richard Bibb, Russell Harris
- J. Vis. Lang. Comput.
- 2015

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- Published 2011 in Computer-Aided Design

We present a new method for constructing G blending surfaces between an arbitrary number of canal surfaces. The topological relation of the canal surfaces is specified via a convex polyhedron and the design technique is based on a generalization of the medial surface transform. The resulting blend surface consists of trimmed envelopes of oneand two-parameter families of spheres. Blending the medial surface transform instead of the surface itself is shown to be a powerful and elegant approach for blend surface generation. The performance of our approach is demonstrated by several examples.

@inproceedings{Bastl2011BlendsOC,
title={Blends of canal surfaces from polyhedral medial transform representations},
author={Bohum{\'i}r Bastl and Bert J{\"{u}ttler and Miroslav L{\'a}vicka and Tino Schulz},
booktitle={Computer-Aided Design},
year={2011}
}