Fairing cubic B-spline curves

G. Farin, G. Rein, N. Sapidis, A. J. Worsey

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Algorithms are presented for locally fairing a B-spline curve in order to produce a pleasant curvature plot. The methods are based on inversions of the knot insertion algorithm for B-spline curves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-103
Number of pages13
JournalComputer Aided Geometric Design
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 1987


  • B-splines
  • curvature
  • knot insertion
  • knot removal
  • smoothing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Farin, G., Rein, G., Sapidis, N., & Worsey, A. J. (1987). Fairing cubic B-spline curves. Computer Aided Geometric Design, 4(1-2), 91-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/0167-8396(87)90027-6