# Comparing Offset Curve Approximation Methods

@article{Elber1997ComparingOC, title={Comparing Offset Curve Approximation Methods}, author={Gershon Elber and In-Kwon Lee and Myung-Soo Kim}, journal={IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications}, year={1997}, volume={17}, pages={62-71} }

Offset curves have diverse engineering applications, spurring extensive research on various offset techniques. In a paper on offset curve approximation (Lee et al., 1996), we suggested a new approach based on approximating the offset circle instead of the offset curve itself. To demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach, we compared it extensively with previous methods. To our surprise, Tiller and Hanson's (1984) simple method outperforms other methods for offsetting (piecewise) quadratic…

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