Representative Publications

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Kai Tang

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Representative Journal Publications


P95         Li Chen, Ke Xu, and Kai Tang, "Optimal sequence planning for multi-axis hybrid machining of complex geometries", Computer and Graphics (special issue of CAD/Graphics 2017), accepted, June 2017.

P94         Lufeng Chen, Ming Luo, Pengcheng Hu, and Kai Tang, "Optimal interface surface determination for multi-axis freeform surface machining with both roughing and finishing", Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, accepted, April, 2017.

P93         Ke XU, CH CHU, and Kai Tang, "Cutting force and machine kinematics constrained cutter location planning for five-axis flanking milling of ruled surfaces", Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, accepted, Feb. 2017.

P92         Pengcheng Hu, Lufeng Chen, and Kai Tang, "Efficiency-optimal iso planar tool path generation for five-axis machining of freeform surfaces", Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 83, pp. 33-50, Feb. 2017.

P91         Pengcheng Hu, Rong Zhang, and Kai Tang, "Automatic generation of five-axis continuous inspection paths for free-form surfaces", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 83-97, Jan. 2017.

P90         Ke Xu and Kai Tang, “Optimal workpiece setup for time-efficient and energy-saving five-axis machining of freeform surfaces”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 139(5), pp. 051003-1 - 051003-16, May 2017.

P89         Xiaoyun Yuan and Kai Tang, "Rectified unstructured T-splines with dynamic weighted refinement for improvement in geometric consistency and approximation convergence", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 316, pp. 373-399, April, 2017.

P88         Lulin Quan, Yang Zhang, and Kai Tang, "Curved reflection symmetric axes on free-form surfaces and their extraction", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, accepted, July 2016.


P87         B. Wu, D. Cui, X. He, D. Zhang, and Kai Tang, "Cutting tool temperature prediction method using analytical model for end milling", Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, Vol. 29(6), pp. 1788-1794, 2016.

P86         Ke Xu, Ming Luo, and Kai Tang, "Machine based energy-saving tool path generation for five-axis end milling of freeform surfaces", Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 139, pp. 1207-1223, 15 Dec. 2016.

P85         X. Liu, N. Xie, Kai Tang, and J. Jia, "Lightweighting for Web3D Visualization of Large-scale BIM Scenes in Real-time", Graphical Models, Special Issue on Advances in Web3D, Vol. 88, pp. 40-56, Nov. 2016.

P84         Zi Zhou, Yang Zhang, and Kai Tang, “Sweep scan path planning for efficient freeform surface inspection on 5-axis CMM”, Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 77, pp. 1-17,Aug., 2016.

P83         Yong-Jin Liu, Cheng-Chi Yu, Min-Jing Yu, Kai Tang, and Deok-Soo Kim, “A Robust Divide and Conquer Algorithm for Progressive Medial Axes of Planar Shapes”, IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 22, No. 12, pp. 2522-2536, 2016.

P82         Tsz-Ho Kwok and Kai Tang, “Improvements to the ICP algorithm for shape registration in manufacturing”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 138, pp. 011014-1 to 011014-7, Jan. 2016.

P81         Ke Zhang and Kai Tang, “Optimal five-axis tool path generation algorithm based on double scalar fields for freeform surfaces”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol.83, No. 9, pp. 1503-1514, Apr. 2016.

P80         Pengcheng Hu and Kai Tang, “Five-axis tool path generation based on machine-dependent potential field”, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 636-651, 2016.

P79         Tsz-Ho Kwok, Yan-qiu Zhang, Charlie CL Wang, Yong-jin Liu, and Kai Tang, “Styling evolution for tight fitting garments”, IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 1580-1591, May 2016.


P78         Ke Xu and Kai Tang, “An energy saving approach for rough milling tool path planning”, Journal of Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Vol. 13, No. 2, Aug. 2015.

P77         M. Chen, H. Yu, Kai Tang, and A. Joneja, “Interpolating curved grids using quasi-developable bi-cubic Gregory patches”, Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Vol. 12 (5), pp.564-571, March 2015.

P76         Rong Zhang, Pengcheng Hu, and Kai Tang, “Five-axis finishing tool path generation for a mesh blade based on linear morphing cone”, Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 268-275, Oct. 2015.

P75         Li CHEN, Ke XU, and Kai Tang, “Collision-free tool orientation optimization in 5-axis machining of bladed blisk”, Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 167-205, Oct. 2015.

P74         X. Wei, Ajay Joneja, and Kai Tang, “An improved algorithm for the automated design of large-scaled robot skin”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 372-377, Jan. 2015.

P73         Lulin QUAN and Kai Tang, “Polynomial local shape descriptor on interest points for 3D part-in-whole matching”, Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 59, pp. 119-139, Feb. 2015.

P72         Wen-yong Gong, Yong-jin Liu, Kai Tang, and Tie-ru Wu, “Approximate Delaunay mesh reconstruction and quality estimation from point samples”, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 274, pp. 23-34, Jan. 2015.


P71         Ke XU and Kai Tang, “Five-axis tool path and feedrate optimization based on the cutting force-area quotient potential field”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 75, Issue 9-12, pp. 1661-1679

P70         K. Zhang and Kai Tang, “An efficient greedy strategy for five-axis tool path generation on dense triangular mesh”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 74, Issue 9-12, pp. 1539-1550, Oct., 2014.

P69         Ming Chen, Xun Li, and Kai Tang, “Optimal air-move path generation based on MMAS algorithm”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 52, Issue 24, pp. 7310-7323, 2014.

P68         Wen-yong Gong,Yong-jin Liu, Kai Tang, and Tie-ru Wu, “Variational discrete developable surface interpolation", ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 14(2), Feb., 2014.


P67         Ming Chen and Kai Tang, “G2 Quasi-developable Bezier Surface Interpolation of Two Space Curves”, Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 45, No. 11, pp. 1365-1377, 2013.

P66         Pengcheng Hu, Kai Tang, and Chen-Han Lee, “Global obstacle avoidance and minimum workpiece setups in five-axis machining”, Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 45, No. 10, pp. 1222-1237, 2013.

P65         Ming Chen and Kai Tang, “Quasi-developable Surface Modeling of Contours with Curved Triangular Patches”, Computers & Graphics, Vol. 37, No. 7, pp. 851 - 861, 2013.

P64        Yong-Jin Liu and K. Tang, "The complexity of geodesic Voronoi diagrams on triangulated 2-manifold surfaces", Information Processing Letter, Information Processing Letter, 113(4): 132-136, 2013.


P63         Z. Chen, Kai Tang, Ajay Joneja, “Fast and Automatic Identification of Contours for Girth Measurement on 3D Human Models with Variant Postures”, Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 2012.


P62         Pengcheng Hu and K. Tang, "Improving the dynamics of five-axis machining through optimization of workpiece setup and tool orientations", Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 43, No. 12, pp. 1693-1706, 2011.

P61         Yong-Jin Liu, K. Tang, Wen-Yong Gong and Tie-Ru Wu,  "Industrial Design using Interpolatory Discrete Developable Surfaces", Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 43, No. 9, pp. 1089-1098, 2011.

P60         Yong-Jin Liu, Z. Chen, and K. Tang, "Construction of Iso-contours, Bisectors and Voronoi Diagrams on Triangulated Surfaces", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 33, No. 8, pp. 1502-1517, Aug., 2011.


P59         Ming Chen and K. Tang, "A Fully Geometric Approach for Developable Cloth Deformation", The Visual Computer, Vol. 26, No. 6-8, pp. 853-863, June 2010 (special issue of Computer Graphics International Conference, June 8-11, 2010, Singapore).

P58         Yong-Jin Liu, Wen-Qi Zhang, and K. Tang, "Some Notes on Maximal Arc Intersection of Spherical Polygons: Its NP-Hardness and Approximation Algorithms", The Visual Computer, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 287-292, 2010.

P57         Z. Chen and K. Tang, "3D Shape Classification Based on Spectral Function and MDS Mapping", ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2010.

P56         Charlie Wang and K. Tang, "Pattern Computation for Compression Garment by a Physical/Geometric Approach", Computer-Aided Design, Vol 42, No. 2,  pp 78-86, 2010.


P55         K. Tang and M. Chen, "Quasi-developable mesh surface interpolation via mesh deformation", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 518-528, 2009.

P54         H. Wang and K. Tang, "Biorthogonal Wavelet Construction for Hybrid Quad/Triangle Meshes",  The Visual Computer, 25(4), pp. 349-366, April, 2009.  

P53         Nan Wang and K. Tang, "Five-axis tool path generation for a flat-end tool based on iso-conic partitioning", Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 40,  Dec., pp. 1067-1079, 2008.

P52         K. Chen and K. Tang, "Interactive Haptic Refinement of a 5-axis Finishing Cut", ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, V(8), N(4), December, 2008.

P51         H. Wang, K. Tang, and K. Qin, "Biorthogonal Wavelets Based on Gradual Subdivision of Quadrilateral Meshes", Computer-Aided Geometric Design, Vol. 25, No. 9, pp. 816-836, 2008.

P50         Nan Wang and K. Tang, "Automatic Generation of Gouge-free and Angular-velocity-compliant 5-axis Toolpath", Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 39, No. 10, pp. 841-852, 2007.

P49         Yong-jin Liu, K. Tang, and Ajay Joneja, "Modeling Dynamic Developable Meshes by Hamilton Principle", Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 39, No. 9, pp. 719-731, 2007.

P48         Hongwei Lin, K. Tang, Ajay Joneja, and Hujun Bao, "Generating strictly non-self-overlapping structured quadrilateral grid", Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 39, No. 9, pp. 709-718, 2007.

P47         Charlie Wang and K. Tang, “Woven model based geometric design of elastic medical braces”, Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 67-69, 2007.

P46         H. Wang, K.H. Qin, K. Tang, "Efficient wavelet construction with Catmull-Clark subdivision", The Visual Computer, Vol. 22, pp. 874-884, 2006 (special issue of Pacific Graphics 2006).

P45         K. Tang and Yong-jin Liu, "Dynamic medial axes of planar shapes", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4503, pp. 460 - 468, 2006. 

P44         Kun Chen and K. Tang, "Reliable haptic system for collision-free 5-axis toolpath generation", Computer-Aided Design & Applications, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 629-638, 2006.

P43         Yong-jin Liu, K. Tang, and Ajay Joneja, "An efficient implementation of RBF-based progressive point-sampled geometry", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4077, pp. 637-642, 2006.

P42         Jinyuan Jia, Ajay Joneja, and K. Tang, "New decomposition scheme of canal surfaces for planar sections computing", Computer-Aided Design & Applications, Vol. 3, No. 1-4, pp. 349-358, 2006.

P41         Jinyuan Jia, Ajay Joneja, and K. Tang, "Robustly computing intersection curves of two canal surfaces with quadric decomposition", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3992, pp. 342-349, 2006.

P40         K. Tang, Charlie Wang, and Danny Z. Chen, "Minimum area convex packing of two convex polygons", International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 41-74, Feb. 2006.

P39         Charlie Wang and K. Tang, "Non-self-overlapping Hermite interpolation mapping: a practical solution for structured quadrilateral meshing", Computer-Aided Design, 37/2, pp. 271-283, 2005.

P38         K. Tang and Yong-jin Liu, "An optimization algorithm for free-form surface partitioning based on weighted Gaussian images", Graphical Models, Vol 67/1, pp. 17-42, 2005.

P37         K. Tang and Charlie Wang, "Modeling developable folds on a strip", ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 35-47, 2005.

P36         Charlie Wang, Kai Tang, Benjamin Yeung, "Freeform surface flattening based on fitting a woven mesh model", Computer-Aided Design, 37/8, pp. 799-814, 2005.

P35         J. Fu, Ajay Joneja, and K. Tang, “Modeling wrinkles on smooth surfaces for footwear design”, Computer-Aided Design, 37/8, pp. 815-823, 2005.

P34         Yong-Jin Liu, K. Tang, Ajay Joneja, "2D sketch-based shape modeling with a fast and stable numerical engine", Computers & Graphics, Vol. 29, pp. 778-793, 2005.

P33         K. Tang, "Geometric optimization algorithms in manufacturing", Computer-Aided Design & Applications, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 747-758, 2005.

P32        Charlie Wang and K. Tang, "Developable triangulation of a strip", Computer-Aided Design & Applications, Vol. 2, No. 1-4, pp. 233-242, 2005.

P31         Jinyuan Jia, Ajay Joneja, K. Tang, "Revolute Quadric Decomposition of Canal Surfaces and Its Applications", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3515, pp. 298-305, 2005.

P30         Charlie Wang and, K. Tang,  "Optimal boundary triangulations of an interpolating ruled surface", ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 291-301, 2005.

P29         Yong-Jin Liu, K. Tang, Ajay Joneja, and Matthew Yuen, "Multiresolution free form object modeling with semi-regular mesh reconstruction from unstructured point cloud",  International journal of image and graphics, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 765-787, 2005.

P28         Yong-Jin Liu, K. Tang, Matthew Yuen, "Multiresolution free form object modeling with point sampled geometry", International journal of computer science and Technology, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 607-617, 2004.

P27         Charlie Wang and K. Tang, "Non-self-overlapping algebraic grid generation on an n-sided surface", International Journal of Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 46, No. 9, pp. 961-982, Sept. 2004.

P26         Charlie Wang and K. Tang, "Achieving developability of a polygonal surface by minimum deformation: a study of global and local optimization approaches", Visual Computer, Vol. 20, No. 8-9, pp. 521-539, 2004.

P25         Benjamin Yeung, Kai Tang, and Charlie Wang, "Fitting a woven fabric model onto a surface based on energy minimization", Computer-Aided Design & Applications, Vol. 1, pp. 197-206, 2004.

P24         J. Fu, Ajay Joneja, and K. Tang, “Modeling wrinkles on smooth surfaces for footwear design”, Computer-Aided Design & Applications, Vol. 1, pp. 311-320, 2004.

P23         Jinyuan Jia, K. Tang, Ajay Joneja, "Bi-conic subdivision of surfaces of revolution and its applications in intersection problems", Visual Computer, Vol. 20, No. 7, pp. 457-478, 2004.

P22         K. Tang and Yong-jin Liu, "A geometric method for determining intersection relations", IEEE Trans. on Robotics, Vol.20, No. 4, pp. 636-650, Aug., 2004.

P21         Charlie Wang and K. Tang, "Algebraic grid generation on trimmed surface using non-self-overlapping Coons patch mapping", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Engineering, 60/7, pp. 1259-1286, June, 2004.

P20         Guojin Wang, K. Tang, and Chiew-Lan Tai, "Parametric representation of a surface pencil with a common spatial geodesic", Computer-Aided Design, 36/5, pp. 447-459, 2004.

P19         Charlie Wang, Y. Wang,  K. Tang, and Matthew Yuen, "Reducing the stretch in surface flattening by cutting paths", Computer-Aided Design, 36/8, pp. 665-677, 2004.

P18         J. Jia, K. Tang, and K.W. Kwok, "A novel algorithm of computing intersection curves of two surfaces of revolution", in Geometric Modeling: Techniques, Applications, Systems and Tools, Kluwer Academic Publisher, pp. 80-93, ISBN:1-4020-1817-7, 2004.

P17         Yong-Jin Liu, Matthew Yuen, K. Tang, "Manifold-guaranteed out-of-core simplification of large meshes", Visual Computer, Vol. 19, Issues 7-8, pp. 565-580, Dec., 2003.

P16         K. Tang and Yong-jin Liu, "Maximal intersection of spherical polygons by an arc and its application to 4-axis NC machining", Computer-Aided Design, 35/14, pp. 1269-1285, 2003.

P15         K. Tang and Ajay Joneja,  "Traversing  the machining graph of a pocket", Computer-Aided Design, 35/11, pp. 1023-1040, 2003.

P14         K. Tang and K. Pang, "Optimal connections of loops in LOM", Computer-Aided Design, 35/11, pp. 1011-1022, 2003.

P13         K. Tang, "On minimum traceable partitioning and minimization of tool retractions", Computer-Aided Design, 32/10, pp.621-624, 2000.

P12         K. Tang, S. Chou, L.Chen, and T. Woo, "Tetrahedral Mesh Generation for Solids based on Alternating Sum of Volumes", Computers in Industry, 41/1, pp. 65-81, Jan. 2000.   

P11         K. Tang, "On computing contact configurations of a curved chain", Graphical Models and Image Processing, Vol. 61, No. 6, Nov. 1999, pp341-361.

P10         K. Tang, S. Chou and L. Chen, "An Algorithm for Reducing Tool Retractions in Zigzag Pocket Machining", Computer-Aided Design, 30/2, 1998.

P9           K. Tang, S. Chou and L. Chen, "Optimal Workpiece Setups for 4-axis NC Machining", Computers in Industry, 37/1, pp. 27-41, June 1998.   

P8           K. Tang, M. Wang, L. Chen, S. Chou, T. Woo and R. Janardan, "Computing Planar swept Polygons Under Translation", Computer-Aided Design, 29/12, 1997.

P7           K. Tang and Yakove Dayan, "Offsetting surface boundaries and 3-axis gouge-free surface machining", Computer-Aided Design, 27/12, 1995.

P6           J. Gan, T. Woo, and K. Tang, "Spherical maps: their construction, properties and approximation", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 116, No. 2, 1994.

P5           T. Woo, S. Chou, L. Chen, K. Tang, and S. Shin, "Scallop hull and its offset", Computer-Aided Design, 26/7, 1994.

P4           K. Tang, T. Woo, and J. Gan, "Maximum Intersection of spherical polygons and workpiece orientation in 4-axis machining", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 114, No. 3, 1992.

P3           K. Tang and T. Woo, "Algorithmic aspects of Alternating Sum of Volumes: Part II. Non-convergence and its Remedy", Computer-Aided Design, 23/6, 1991.

P2           K. Tang and T. Woo, "Algorithmic aspects of Alternating Sum of Volumes: Part I. Data Structure and Difference Operation", Computer-Aided Design, 23/5, 1991.

P1           K. Tang, "On the intersection of a set of directional cones", Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing, Vol. 45, March 1989.

 

Representative Referred Conference Papers

C13        "Boundary conformed tool path generation based on global reparametrization", CAD/Graphics 2015, Xi'an, Aug., 2015.

C12        "An energy saving approach for rough milling tool path planning", CAD'15, London, June, 2015.

C11        "A Jumping Robot Using Soft Pneumatic Actuator", Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 26-30, 2015, Washington State, Convention Center, Seattle, Washington (ICRA 2015).

C10        "Design of developable strips", CAD'11, Taipei, Taiwan, June 27-30, 2011.

C9           "Efficient Boolean Operations on Manifold Mesh Surfaces", CAD'10, Dubai, UAE, June 21-25, 2010.

C8           "Stabbing Convex Polygons with a Segment or a Polygon", Proceedings of the 16th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms, Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. 52-63, September 15-17, 2008.

C7           "Pattern Computation for Compression Garment", Proceedings of ACM Solid and Physical Modeling Symposium (SPM), Stony Brook University, New York, pp. 203-211, June 2-4, 2008.

C6           "An Efficient Implementation of RBF-Based Progressive Point-Sampled Geometry", Proceedings of Geometric Modeling and Processing, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, pp.  637-643, July 26-28, 2006.

C5           "Computing planar sections of surfaces of revolution with revolute quadric decomposition", Proceedings of Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI), Genova, Italy, pp 77-86, June 7-9, 2004.

C4           "Developability-preserved free-form deformation of assembled patches", Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Solid Modeling and Applications, Genova, Italy, pp 231-236, June 9-11, 2004.

C3           "Efficient numerical algorithms on equilibrium equations for geometric modeling", Proceedings of Geometric Modeling and Processing, Beijing, China, pp 291-300, April 13-15, 2004.

C2           "Modeling wrinkles on smooth surfaces for footwear design", CAD'04, Pattaya Beach, Thailand, May 24-28, 2004.

C1           "Fitting a cloth model onto a surface based on energy minimization", CAD'04, Pattaya Beach, Thailand, May 24-28, 2004.

 Some of the journal papers in review

"Sweep scan path planning for five-axis inspection of free-form surfaces", IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering, 2016.

"Multi-axis variable depth-of-cut machining of thin-walled workpieces based on the deflection constraint", Computer-Aided Design, 2016.

"Hadamard product Hermite interpolation with local shape parameters", Applied Mathematics and Computation, March 2016.

"Bending control of a soft pleated actuator with a soft spring damper system", ASME Journal of Vibrations and Robotics, 2016.

 

 

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