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Carnegie Mellon

 
 

  Kenji Shimada

Computational Engineering &
Robotics Laboratory

 
 

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Patents

 
 

Granted Patents

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US Patent: US6,915,243: “Surface Topology and Geometry Reconstruction from Wire-Frame Models,” Co-Inventor (with K. Inoue), issued 7/5/2005.

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US Patent, US6,711,432: “Computer-Aided Orthopedic Surgery,” Co-Inventor (with N. Krause, L. Weiss, and T. Kanade), issued 3/23/2004.

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US Patent, US 6,701,174:“Computer-Aided Bone Distraction,” Co-Inventor (with N. Krause, R. Mendicino, L. Weiss, and T. Kanade), issued 3/2/2004.

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US Patent US6,625,938: “Method for Converting a Hex-Dominant Mesh to an All-Hex Mesh,” Co-Inventor (with S. Yamakawa), issued 9/23/2003.

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US Patent US6,226,405: “Method and Apparatus for Updating Node Position,” Co-Inventor (with T. Furuhata, K-H Hou, and A. Yamada), issued 5/1/2001.

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US Patent: US6,124,857, “Meshing Method and Apparatus,” Co-Inventor (with T. Itoh, K. Inoue, and A. Yamada), issued on 9/26/2000.

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US Patent: US6,121,973: “Quadrilateral Mesh Generation Method and Apparatus,” Co-Inventor (with T. Itoh and T. Furuhata), issued on 9/19/2000.

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Japanese Patent: JP76486, “Meshing Method and Its Device,” Co-Inventor (with T. Itoh, K. Inoue, and A. Yamada), issued on 3/14/2000.

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Japanese Patent: JP067272, “Method and Device for Generating Rectangular Mesh,” Co-Inventor (with T. Furuhata and T. Itoh), issued on 3/3/2000.

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US Patent: US5,808,620, “System and Method for Displaying Shadows by Dividing Surfaces by Occlusion into Umbra Penumbra, and Illuminated Regions from Discontinuity Edges and Generating Mesh,” Co-Inventor (with A. Doi and T. Itoh), issued on 9/15/1998.

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Japanese Patent: JP8096161, “Shading Plotting System and Three-Dimensional Graphics Computer System,” Co-Inventor (with A. Doi and T. Itoh), issued on 4/12/1996.

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US Patent: US5774124, “Finite Element Modeling Method and Computer System for Converting a Triangular Mesh Surface to a Quadrilateral Mesh Surface,” Co-Inventor (with T. Itoh), issued on 6/30/1998.

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Japanese Patent: JA995060, “Finite Element Modeling Method and Computer System for Converting a Triangular Mesh Surface to a Quadrilateral Mesh Surface,” Co-Inventor (with T. Itoh), issued in 1994.

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US Patent: US5278983, “Boundary Representation Solid Modeling System,” Co-Inventor (with H. Masuda and S. Kawabe), issued on 1/11/1994.

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Japanese Patent: JP2132573, “Boundary Representation Solid Modeling System,” Co-Inventor (with H. Masuda and S. Kawabe), issued in 1988.

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US Patent: US4888707, “Object Collision Detection Method and Apparatus,” Inventor, issued on 12/19/1989.

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Japanese Patent: JP1072209, “Body-to-Body Collision Detecting Device,” Inventor, issued on 3/17/1989.

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European Patent: EP0307091, “An Object Collision Detection Apparatus,” Inventor, issued on 3/2/1994.

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Canadian Patent: CA1282174: “Object Collision Detection Apparatus,” Inventor, issued on 3/26/1991.

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Japanese Patent: JA998176: “Method and Apparatus for Updating Node Position,” Co-Inventor (with A. Yamada, T. Furuhata, and K. Hou), issued in 1999.

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Japanese Patent: JA995042, “System and Method for Anisotropic Mesh Generation,” Inventor, issued in 1995.

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Japanese Patent: JA994006, “Automated Triangulation of 3D Non-Manifold Geometry,” Inventor, issued in 1994.

Pending Patents

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US Patent Application: 20060036561,“Pattern search algorithm for component layout,” Co-Inventor (with J. Cagan and C. Alladahali), patent application filed, 2005.

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US Patent Application: 20040123253,“ Sensitivity based pattern search algorithm for component layout,” Co-Inventor (with J. Cagan and C. Alladahali), patent application filed, 2003.

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 US Patent Application: 20080002889, “Medial Surface Extraction from Thin-Wall Solid Geometry,” Co-Inventor (with T. Furuhata and S. Yamakawa), patent application filed, 2006.

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US Patent Application: 20060262112 , “System and method for three-dimensional shape generation from partial and incomplete views, and interactive design system using same,” patent application filed, 2005.

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US Patent Application: 20060050987, “System and method for deformation analysis using inverse pre-deformation of finite element mesh,” Co-Inventor (with A. Dheeravongkit), patent application filed, 2005.

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 “Encoder linkage for tracking position of surgical and imaging device,” Co-Inventor (with E. Monahan), patent application filed, 2006.

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“A Sketch-based Design System, Apparatus, and Method for the Construction and Modification of Three-Dimensional Geometry,” Co-Inventor (with L. B. Kara), patent application filed, 2007.

 

 

Archival Journal Papers

 

 

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Staten, M., R. Kerr, S. Owen, T. Blacker, Stupa, and K. Shimada “Unconstrained Plastering –Hexahedral Mesh Generation via Advancing-Front Geometry Decomposition,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, accepted, 2008.

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Yamakawa, S., and K. Shimada, “88-Element Solution to Schneiders' Pyramid Hex-Meshing Problem,” Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, accepted, 2008.

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Rossi M. R., D. Tanaka, K. Shimada, and Y. Rabin, “Computerized Planning of Prostate Cryosurgery Using Variable Cryoprobe Insertion Depth,” Journal of Cryobiology, accepted, 2008

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Tanaka, D., M. R. Rossi, K. Shimada, and Y. Rabin, “Computerized Planning of Prostate Cryosurgery with Pullback Operation,” Computer Aided Surgery, Computer Aided Surgery, 13(1), pp.1-13, 2008.

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Kara, L. B., and K. Shimada, “"Supporting Early Styling Design of Automobiles Using Sketch-based 3D Shape Construction," Computer-Aided Design & Applications, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp 867-876, 2008.

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Yamakawa, S., and K. Shimada, “Converting a Tetrahedral Mesh to a Prism-Tetrahedral Hybrid Mesh for FEM Accuracy and Efficiency,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, accepted, 2008.

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Gunay, M., M. Shim, and K. Shimada, “Cost- and Time-effective Three-Dimensional Bone-Shape Reconstruction from X-ray Images,” the International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp.323-35, 2008.

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Dheeravongkit, A. and K. Shimada, “Inverse Adaptation of a Hex-Dominant Mesh for Large Deformation Finite Element Analysis,” Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp.427-38, 2007.

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Rossi, M, D. Tanaka, K. Shimada, and Y. Rabin, “Computerized Planning of Cryosurgery Using Bubble Packing: An Experimental Validation on a Phantom Model,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, in press, 2007.

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Tanaka, D., K. Shimada, M. Rossi, and Y. Rabin, “Cryosurgery Planning Using Bubble Packing in 3D,” Computer Methods in Biomechanical and Biomedical Engineering. 2007 Oct 25; 1 17963095.

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Shim, M., M. Gunay, and K. Shimada, “Three-Dimensional Shape Reconstruction of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm form Computer Tomography Images Using Extended Free-Form Deformation,” Computer-Aided Design, 10.1016/j.cad.2007.10.006, 2007.

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Monahan, E. and K. Shimada, “A study of user performance employing a computer-aided navigation system for arthroscopic hip surgery,” International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Vol. 2, No. 3-4, pp.245-52, 2007.

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Kara, L. B., K. Shimada, and S. Marmalefsky, “An Evaluation of User Experience with a Sketch-based 3D Modeling System,” Computers & Graphics, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 580-597, 2007.

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Aladahalli, C., J. Cagan, and K. Shimada, “Objective Function Effect Based Pattern Search – Theoretical Framework Inspired by 3D Component Layout,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol.129, pp.243-54, 2007.

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Aladahalli, C., J. Cagan, and K. Shimada, “Objective Function Effect Based Pattern Search – An Implementation for 3D Component Layout,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol.129, pp.255-65, 2007.

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Tanaka, D., M.R. Rossi, K. Shimada, and Y. Rabin, “Towards Intra-Operative Computerized Planning of Cryosurgery,” the International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 3(1), 10-9, 2007.

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Kara, L. B. and K. Shimada, “Sketch-based 3D Shapes for Industrial Styling Design,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Application, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 60-71, 2007.

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Gasbarro, M. D., K. Shimada, and E. S. Di Martino, “Explicit Finite Element Method for In-vivo Mechanics of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm,” European Journal of Computational Mechanics, 2007.

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Yamakawa, S. and K. Shimada, “Polygon Crawling: Feature-Edge Extraction from a General Polygonal Surface for Mesh Generation,” Engineering with Computers, in press, 2007.

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Quadros, W. R., V. Vyas, M. Brewer, S. J. Owen, and K. Shimada, “A Computational Framework for Automating Generation of Sizing Function in Assembly Meshing via Disconnected Skeletons,” Engineering with Computers, in press 2007.

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Rossi, M.R., D. Tanaka, K. Shimada, Y. Rabin, “An Efficient Numerical Technique for Bioheat Simulations and its Application to Computerized Cryosurgery Planning. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine,” 85(1), 41-50, 2007.

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Monahan, E. and K. Shimada, “Computer-aided Navigation for Arthroscopic Hip Surgery Using Encoder Linkages for Position Tracking,” International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, Vol.2, Issue 3, pp.271-8, 2006.

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Takahashi, S., K. Yoshida, K. Shimada, and T. Nishita, “Occlusion-Free Animation of Driving Routes for Car Navigation Systems,” Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol.12, No.5, pp.1141-8, 2006.

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Shimada, K. “Current Trends and Issues in Mesh Processing Technology,” Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Vol.3, No.6, pp.741-50, 2006.

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Tanaka, D., K. Shimada, and Y. Rabin, “Two-Phase Computerized Planning of Cryosurgery Using Bubble Packing and Force-Field Analogy,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 128, No.1, pp.49-58, 2006.

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Rabin, Y., K. Shimada, D. Tanaka, M. Rossi, and M. Ballinger, “Computerized planning of cryosurgery,” Cryobiology, pp.405-6, Volume 53, Issue 3, 2006.

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Yamakawa, S. and K. Shimada, “Layered Tetrahedral Meshing of Thin-Walled Solids for Plastic Injection Molding FEM,” Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 315-26, 2006.

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Vieira, M. and K. Shimada, “Surface Extraction from Point-Sampled Data through Region Growing,” International Journal of CAD/CAM Vol.5, No. 1, 2005.

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Dheeravongkit, A., and K. Shimada, “Inverse Pre-Deformation of Finite Element Mesh for Large Deformation Analysis,” JCISE, Vol.5, pp.338-47, 2005.

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Shimada, K. “Current Trends and Issues in Mesh Processing Technology,” Vol. 15, No.4, JSIAM, 2005.

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Dheeravongkit, A., and K. Shimada, “Inverse Pre-Deformation of the Tetrahedral Mesh for Large Deformation Finite Element Analysis,” CAD & Applications, Vol.2, No.6, pp.804-14, 2005.

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Okada, H., K. Shimada, and T. Miki, “Pittsburgh as a Rapidly Developing Bio-cluster: Translational Research for Development of Brain Tumor Immunotherapy, Tissue Engineering and Robotics,” Experimental Medicine, Vol. 24, No.1, pp37-43, 2005.

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Vieira, M. and K. Shimada, “Surface Mesh Segmentation and Smooth Surface Extraction through Region Growing,” Computer-Aided Geometric Design, Vol. 22, No. 8, pp.771-92, 2005.

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Kageura, M., and K. Shimada, “Finding the Shortest Path for Quality Assurance of Electric Components,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 126, pp. 1017-26, 2005.

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Gennari, L., L. B. Kara, T. F. Stahovich, and K. Shimada, “Combining Geometry and Domain Knowledge to Interpret Hand-Drawn Diagrams,” Computer & Graphics, 29(4): pp.547-62, 2005.

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Vieira, M., K. Shimada, and T. Furuhata, “Smoothing of Noisy Laser Scanner Generated Meshes Using Polynomial Fitting and Neighborhood Erosion,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol.126, No.3, pp.495-503, 2004.

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Quadros W. R., Kenji Shimada, and S. J. Owen, "Skeleton-Based Computational Method for Generation of 3D Finite Element Mesh Sizing Function", Engineering with Computers, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 249-64, 2004.

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Kageura, M., and K. Shimada, “Efficient Computational Method for Finding the Shortest Path on a Polygonal Model,” Journal of IPSJ, 2004.

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Yamakawa, S and K. Shimada, “Anisotropic Tetrahedral Meshing via Bubble Packing and Advancing Front,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 57: pp.1923-42, 2003.

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Yamakawa, S and K. Shimada, “Fully-Automated Hex-Dominant Mesh Generation with Directionality Control via Packing Rectangular Solid Cells,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 57: pp.2099-129, 2003.

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Inoue, K., K. Shimada and K. Chilaka, “Solid Model Reconstruction of Wireframe CAD Models,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 125 (3): 434-42, 2003.

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Inoue, K., and K. Shimada, “Surface Model Reconstruction from Wireframe CAD models,” Journal of IPSJ, 42(5): 1064-75, 2003.

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Itoh, T., T. Miyata, and K. Shimada, “Organic Textures with Controlled Anisotropy and Directionality,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol.23, No.3, pp.38-45, 2003.

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Cagan, J., K. Shimada, and S. Yin, “A Survey of Computational Approaches to Three-Dimensional Layout Problems,” Computer-Aided Design, 34 (8) pp. 597-611, 2002.

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Yamakawa, S and K. Shimada, “Quad-Layer: Layered Quadrilateral Meshing of Narrow Two-Dimensional Domain by Bubble Packing and Chordal Axis Transformation,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 124, pp.564-73, 2002.

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Yamakawa, S. and K. Shimada, “HEXHOOP: Modular Templates for Converting a Hex-Dominant Mesh to and All-Hex Mesh,” Engineering with Computers, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 211-28, 2002.

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Ayyadevara, A., D. Bourne, K. Shimada, and R. Sturges, “Interference-Free Polyhedral Configuration for Stacking,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Volume 18, No. 2, 2002.

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Miyata, K., T. Itoh, and K. Shimada, “A Method of Generating Pavement Textures Using the Square Packing Technique,” Visual Computer, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp 475-90, 2001.

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Inoue, K., T. Itoh, A. Yamada, T. Furuhata and K. Shimada, Face Clustering of a Large-Scale CAD Model for Surface Mesh Generation, Computer-aided Design (33) 3, pp. 251-61, 2001.

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Itoh, T. and K. Shimada, “Automatic Conversion of Triangular Meshes into Quadrilateral Meshes with Directionality,” International Journal of CAD/CAM, Volume 1, No.2, pp.20-38, 2001.

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Miyata, K., T. Itoh, and K. Shimada, “Generating Pavement Textures via Close Packing of Squares,” Journal of the Information Processing Society of Japan, Vol.42 No.11, 2001.

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Inoue, K., and K. Shimada, “Surface Model Reconstruction from Wire-Frame CAD Models,” Journal of the Information Processing Society of Japan, Vol.42, No5, pp.1064-75. 2001.

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Shimada, K., A. Yamada, and T. Itoh, “Anisotropic Triangulation of Parametric Surfaces via Close Packing of Ellipsoids,” International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications, Vol.10, No.4, pp.301-24, 2000.

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Shimada, K., N. Mori, T. Kondo, T. Itoh, K. Kase, A. Makinouchi, “Automated Mesh Generation for Finite Element Analysis of Sheet Metal Forming,” International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 21, No. 2/3, pp.278-91, 1999.

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Yamada, A., K. Shimada, and T. Itoh, “Meshing Curved Wire-Frame Models via Energy-Minimization and Ellipse Packing,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol.46, Issue 8, pp. 1221-36, 1999.

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Shimada, K. and D. Gossard, “Automatic Triangular Mesh Generation of Trimmed Parametric Surfaces for Finite Element Analysis,” Computer Aided Geometric Design, Vol.15, No.3, pp.199-222, 1998.

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Itoh, T., K. Shimada, and A. Doi, "Discontinuity Meshing for Radiosity," Journal of the Information Processing Society of Japan, Vol.36, No.11, pp. 2632-41, 1995.

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Shimada, K., B. Balents, and D. Gossard, "Automatic Mesh Reconstruction for Feature-Based Sculpting of Deformable Surfaces," IFIP Transactions B-8 Geometric Modeling for Product Realization, pp.165-88, 1993.

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Shimada, K., "Physically-Based Automatic Mesh Generation," Journal of the Japan Society for Simulation Technology, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 11-20, 1993. 

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Okano, A., S. Kawabe and K. Shimada, "Collision Detection among Moving Objects in Simulation", Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 35-41, 1988.

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Shimada, K., "A Method of Detecting Collisions in Geometric Simulation", Journal of the Japan Society of Precision Engineering, Vol. 54, No. 8, pp. 1562-67, 1988.  

 

 

Papers in Symposium or Conference Proceedings Fully Reviewed Prior to Publication

 

 
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Hammond, F. and K. Shimada, “Morphological Design Optimization of Kinematically Redundant Manipulators Using Weighted Isotropy Measures,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2009), accepted, to be presented 2009.

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Hammond, F. and K. Shimada, “Optimizing the Placement of Kinematically Redundant Manipulators for High Dexterity in Obstacle Laden workspace,” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2009), submitted 2008.

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Staten, M., J. F. Shepherd, and K. Shimada, “Mesh Matching – Creating Conforming Interfaces between Hexahedral Meshes,” Proceedings of the 17th International Meshing Roundtable, pp.466-84, 2008.

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Yamakawa, S., I. Gentilini, and K. Shimada, “Subdivision Templates for Converting a Non-Conformal Hex-Dominant Mesh to a Conformal Hex-Dominant Mesh without Pyramid Elements,” Proceedings of the 17th International Meshing Roundtable, pp.497-512, 2008.

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Shimada, K., M.  Gunay, and M. Shim, “Image-Based Shape Modeling of the Human Body via Free-Form Deformation and Numerical Optimization,” World Congress on Computational Mechanics, pp.287-97, 2008.

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Yamakawa, S., and K. Shimada, “Converting a Tetrahedral Mesh to a Prism-Tetrahedral Hybrid Mesh for FEM Accuracy and Efficiency,” ACM Solid and Physical Modeling, in press, 2008.

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Monahan, E. and K. Shimada, “Verifying the Effectiveness of a Computer-Aided Navigation System for Arthroscopic Hip Surgery,” Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16, pp.302-7, 2008.

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Oberreuter, R., R. Lucking, and K. Shimada, “Optimizing Joint Placement and Motion Schedule for 2-DOF Computer-Assisted Distraction Osteogenesis,” Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16, pp.336-8, 2008.

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Dheeravongkit, A. and K. Shimada, “Inverse Adaptation of Hex-dominant Mesh for Large Deformation Finite Element Analysis,” Geometric Modeling and Processing 2006, pp.189-206, 2006.

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Kara, L. B. and K. Shimada, “Construction and Modification of 3D Geometry Using a Sketch-based Interface,” EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling, pp. 59-66, 2006.

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Takahashi, S., K. Yoshida, K. Shimada, and T. Nishita, “Occlusion-Free Animation of Driving Routes for Car Navigation Systems,” IEEE Visualization, 2006. (The same manuscript was published as a journal paper in the Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.)

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Kara, L. B. and K. Shimada, “Sketch-Based Modeling and Modification of 3D Shapes, ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling, pp.149-60, 2006.

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Shimada, K. “Current Trends and Issues in Mesh Processing Technology,” CAD Conference 2006, 2006. (The same manuscript was published as a journal paper in Computer-Aided Design and Applications.)

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Tanaka, D., Y. Rabin, and K. Shimada, “Bubble Packing Application in Computerized Planning of Cryosurgery,” Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14, 2006.

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Monahan, E. and K. Shimada, “Computer-Aided Navigation for Arthroscopic Hip Surgery Using Encoder Linkages for Position Tracking,” Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14, 2006.

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Tanaka, D., K. Shimada and Y. Rabin, “Two-phase Computerized Planning of Cryosurgery Using a Bubble-Packing Technique and Force-Field Analogy,” Cryo2005, - The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology, Minneapolis, MN, 2005.

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Dheeravongkit, A. and K. Shimada, “Inverse Pre-Deformation of Tetrahedral Mesh for Large Deformation Finite Element Analysis,” CAD05, 2005.

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Quadros, W.R., V. Vyas, M. Brewer, S. Owen, and K. Shimada, “A Computational Framework for Generating Sizing Function in Assembly Meshing,” The 14th International Meshing Roundtable, 2005.

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Yamakawa, S. and K. Shimada, “Polygon Crawling: Feature-Edge Extraction from a General Polygonal Surface for Mesh Generation,” The 14th International Meshing Roundtable, 2005.

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Gasbarro, M., E. DiMartino, C. Scotti, E. Finol, and K. Shimada, “Computational Modeling of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A New Simulation Technique that Demonstrates the Importance of Including Realistic Fluid Motion, Spinal Column, and Internal Organs,” ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, 2005.

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Yoshida, K., S. Takahashi, T. Nishita, and K. Shimada, “Occlusion-Free Animation of Driving Routes for Car Navigation Systems,” VC Symposium, 2005.

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Yamakawa, S., C. Shaw, and K. Shimada, “Layered Tetrahedral Meshing of Thin-Walled Solids with Element Size Controlled Based on Wall Thickness,” ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling, pp. 245-55, 2005.

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Dheeravongkit, A. and K. Shimada, “Inverse Pre-Deformation of Finite Element Mesh for Large Deformation Analysis,” The 13th International Meshing Roundtable, pp.81-94, 2004.

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Quadros, W. R., S. Owen, M. Brewer, and K. Shimada, “Finite Element Mesh Sizing For Surfaces Using Skeleton,” 13th International Meshing Roundtable, pp. 389-400, 2004.

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Vieira, M., and K. Shimada, “Segmentation of Noisy Laser-Scanner Generated Meshes with Piecewise Polynomial Approximations,” ASME Design Automation Conference, 2004.

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Yamakawa, S. and K. Shimada, “Triangular/Quadrilateral Remeshing of an Arbitrary Polygonal Surface via Packing Bubbles,” GMP 2004, pp.153-162, 2004.

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Aladahalli, C., J. Cagan, and K. Shimada, “Objective Function-Based Pattern Search – A Computationally Efficient Algorithm for 3D Component Layout,” ASME Design Automation Conference, 2004.

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Scotti, C., M. Gasbarro, E. S. Di Martino, E.A. Finol, and K. Shimada, “Flow-Induced Aneurysm Wall Thinning and Stress: a Fluid-Structure Interaction Study,” 2004 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society, 2004.

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Shoykhet, N., E.S. Di Martino, D.A. Vorp, K. Shimada, Assessment of Hex-Dominant Mesh Efficacy for Nonlinear Finite Element Method Structural Analyses, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vol 1; ISBN 0-7918-4178-2, 2004.

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Di Martino, E.S., N. Shoykhet, D.A. Vorp, and K. Shimada, “Assessment of Hex-Dominant Mesh Efficacy for Non-Linear Finite Element Method Structural Analyses,” American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) IMECE Congress, 2004.

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Vieira, M., and K. Shimada, “Smoothing Noisy Laser-Scanner Generated Meshes,” ASME Design Automation Conference, 2003.

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Aladahalli, C., J. Cagan, and K. Shimada, “Minimum Height Packing for Layered Manufacturing using an Extended Pattern Search Algorithm,”  ASME Design for Manufacturing Conference, 2003.

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Yamakawa, S., and K. Shimada, “Increasing the Number and Volume of Hexahedral and Prism Element in a Hex-Dominant Mesh by Topological Transformations,” International Meshing Roundtable, pp. 403-13, 2003.

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Di Martino, E. S., S. Yamakawa, K. Shimada, and D.A. Vorp, “Requirements for Mesh Size and Mesh Type in Non-Linear Computational Finite Element Method Structural Analyses,” Second Conference on Computational Mechanics, MIT, Cambridge MA, 17-20, 2003.

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Quadros, W. R. and K. Shimada, “Hex-Layer: Layered All-Hex Mesh Generation on Thin Section Solids via Chordal Surface Transformation,” The 11th International Meshing Roundtable, 2002.

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Vieira, M. and K. Shimada, “Local Least Squares Fitting for Surface Mesh Fairing in Automobile Panel Design,” ASME DETC Design Automation Conference, 2002.

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Yamakawa, S. and K. Shimada, “Hex-Dominant Mesh Generation with Directionality Control via Packing Rectangular Solid Cells,” IEEE Geometric Modeling and Processing, 2002.

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Kageura, M. and K. Shimada, “Finding the Shortest Path for Quality Assurance of Electric Components,” ASME DETC Design Automation Conference, 2002.

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Aladahalli, C., J. Cagan and K. Shimada, “A Sensitivity-Based Pattern Search Algorithm for 3D Component Layout,” ASME DETC Design Automation Conference, 2002.

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Yamakawa, S. and K. Shimada, “HEXHOOP: Modular Templates for Converting a Hex-Dominant Mesh to and All-Hex Mesh,” The 10th International Meshing Roundtable, 2001

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Inoue, K., K. Shimada and K. Chilaka, “Solid Model Reconstruction of Wireframe CAD Models,” ASME DETC Design Automation Conference, 2001.

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Yamakawa, S. and K. Shimada, “QUAD-LAYER: Layered Quadrilateral Meshing of Narrow Two-Dimensional Domain by Bubble Packing and Chordal Axis Transformation,” ASME DETC Design Automation Conference, 2001.

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Yamakawa, S. and K. Shimada, Anisotropic Tetrahedral Meshing via Bubble Packing and Advancing Front, First M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, 2001.

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Miyata, K., T. Itoh, and K. Shimada, “Organic Textures with Controlled Anisotropy and Directionality,” SIGGRAPH 2001 Technical Sketch, 2001.

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Miyata, K., T. Itoh, and K. Shimada, “An Automatic Surface Detail Modeling Method for 3D Geometry Data,” IPSJ, 2001 .

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Takeuchi, S., T. Kanai, H. Suzuki, K. Shimada, and F. Kimura, “Subdivision Surface Fitting Using QEM-Based Simplification,” Pacific Graphics 2000.

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Yamakawa, S. and K. Shimada, “High Quality Anisotropic Tetrahedral Mesh Generation via Packing Ellipsoidal Bubbles,” The 9th International Meshing Roundtable, pp.263-273, 2000.

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Yamada, A., K. Inoue, T. Itoh, and K. Shimada, “Generating a Similar Mesh from a Reference Mesh,” The 9th International Meshing Roundtable, pp.101-9, 2000.

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Viswanath, N., K. Shimada and T. Itoh, “Quadrilateral Meshing with Anisotropy and Directionality Control via Close Packing of Rectangular Cells,” The 9th International Meshing Roundtable, pp.227-38, 2000.

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Zhou, T. and K. Shimada, “An Angle-Based Approach to Two-dimensional Mesh Smoothing,” The 9th International Meshing Roundtable, pp.373-84, 2000.

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Itoh, T., A. Yamada, T. Furuhata, K. Inoue, and K. Shimada, “Quadrilateral Patch Construction for Surface Reconstruction from a Fine Triangular Mesh,” Proceedings of IPSJ Graphics and CAD Symposium 2000-CG-10, pp. 1-6, 2000.

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Yamada, A., K. Inoue, T. Inoue, K. Shimada, “Similar Mesh Generation from a Reference Mesh,” IPSJ Graphics and CAD Symposium 2000, pp. 77-82, 2000.

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Miyata, K., T. Itoh, and K. Shimada, “A Method of Generating Pavement Textures Using Square Packing Technique,” SIGGRAPH 2000 Technical Sketch, 2000.

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Miyata, K, T. Itoh, and K. Shimada, “A Method of Generating Pavement Textures Using the Square Packing Technique,” IPSJ Graphics and CAD Symposium 2000, pp. 53-58, 2000.

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Inoue, K., T. Itoh, A. Yamada, T. Furuhata, and K. Shimada, “Clustering Faces in a CAD Model for Two-Dimensional Mesh Generation,” Proceedings of JICES Symposium, Vol. 5, 2000. 

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Ayyadevara, V., D. Bourne, K. Shimada, and R. Sturges, “Determining Near Optimal Interference-Free Polyhedral Configurations for Stacking,” Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Task Planning, Porto, Portugal, pp. 286-293, 1999.

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Yamada, A., K. Shimada, T. Furuhata, and K.-H. Hou, “A Discrete Spring Model to Generate Fair Curves and Surfaces,” Proceedings of Pacific Graphics '99, 1999.

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Inoue, K., T. Itoh, A. Yamada, T. Furuhata, and K. Shimada, “Clustering A Large Number of Faces for 2-Dimentional Mesh Generation,” Proceedings of the 8th International Meshing Roundtable, pp.281-292, 1999.

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Itoh, T., K. Shimada, K. Inoue, and T. Furuhata, “Automated Conversion of Triangular Mesh to Quadrilateral Mesh with Shape and Directionality Control of Quadrilateral Elements,” Proceedings of IPSJ Graphics & CAD / Visual Computing Joint Symposium '99, pp. 85-90, 1999.

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Yamada, A., K. Shimada, T. Furuhata, and K.-H. Hou, “Fair Curve and Surface Generation Based on a Discrete Spring Model,” Proceedings of IPSJ Graphics and CAD Symposium '99, pp. 43-48, 1999.

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Shimada, K., J.-H. Liao, T. Itoh, “Quadrilateral Meshing with Directionality Control through the Packing of Square Cells,” The 7th International Meshing Roundtable, pp. 61-75, 1998.

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Itoh, T., K. Shimada, K. Inoue, A. Yamada, and T. Furuhata, “Automated Conversion of 2D Triangular Mesh into Quadrilateral Mesh with Directionality Control,” The 7th International Meshing Roundtable, pp. 77-86,1998.

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Shimada, K., A. Yamada and T. Itoh, “Anisotropic Triangular Meshing of Parametric Surfaces via Close Packing of Ellipsoidal Bubbles,” The 6th International Meshing Roundtable, pp.375-90, 1997.

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Yamada. A., K. Shimada, and T. Itoh, "Energy-Minimizing Approach to Meshing Curved Wire-Frame Models," 5th International Meshing Roundtable, pp.179-91, 1996.

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Shimada, K., N. Mori, T. Kondo, T. Itoh, K. Kase, and A. Makinouchi, "Automated Mesh Generation for Sheet Metal Forming Simulation," 3rd International Conference: Numerical Simulation of 3-D Sheet Metal Forming Process, pp.300-7, 1996.

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Shimada, K. and D. Gossard, "Bubble Mesh: Automated Triangular Meshing of Non-Manifold Geometry by Sphere Packing," ACM Third Symposium on Solid Modeling and Applications, pp. 409-19, 1995.

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Shimada, K. and T. Itoh, "Automated Conversion of 2D Triangular Meshes into Quadrilateral Meshes," International Conference on Computational Engineering Science, 1995.

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Shimada, K., T. Itoh, and A. Doi, "Automatic Triangular Meshing for Fast and Accurate Radiosity Method," NICOGRAPH '95, pp. 44-55, 1994.

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Shimada, K. "Automatic Surface Triangulation via Close Packing of Spheres and Delaunay Net," IPSJ Symposium on Graphics & CAD, Vol. 94, No. 7, pp. 125-32, 1994.

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Itoh, T., K. Shimada, and A. Doi, "Discontinuity-Based Mesh Generation for Radiosity," IPSJ Symposium on Graphics & CAD, Vol. 94, No. 7, pp. 61-8, 1994.

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Shimada, K. and D. Gossard, "Computational Method for Physically-Based FE Mesh Generation," Proceedings of IFIP TC5/WG5.3 Eighth International PROLAMAT Conference, pp. 411-20, 1992.

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Shimada, K., and D. Gossard, "Automated Shape Generation of Components in Mechanical Assemblies," ASME Design Automation Conference, 1992.

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Numao, M., K. Shimada, H. Masuda, and S. Kawabe, "Constraint Description and Management for 3D Modeling toward Building a Design Database," IPSJ Symposium on Graphics and CAD, pp. 189-98, 1989.

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Masuda, H., K. Shimada, M. Numao, and S. Kawabe, "A Mathematical Theory and Applications of Non-Manifold Geometric Modeling," Proceedings of the IFIP International Symposium on Advanced Geometric Modeling for Engineering Applications, 1989.

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Shimada, K., M. Numao, H. Masuda, and S. Kawabe, "Constraint-Based Object Description for Product Modeling,” IFIP Third International Conference on Computer Applications in Production and Engineering (CAPE’89), pp. 95-106, 1989.

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Masuda, H., K. Shimada, and S. Kawabe, "Euler Operation for Non-Manifold Models",  IPSJ Symposium on Graphics and CAD, 1988.

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Shimada, K., A. Okano, and S. Kawabe, "Collision Detection among Moving Objects in Simulation", IPSJ Symposium on Graphics and CAD, pp.1-7, 1988.

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Okano, A., K. Shimada, and S. Kawabe, "A Concurrent Motion Simulator and Interactive Debugger for Multiple Robots", 19th International Symposium of Industrial Robots, 1988.

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Kawabe, S., K. Shimada, and H. Masuda, "Advanced 3D Modeling for Product Definition," The Second Toyota Conference, pp.325-54, 1988.

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Shimada, K., A. Okano, and S. Kawabe, "A Collision Detection Algorithm for Geometric Simulation", ASME U.S.A.-Japan Symposium on Flexible Automation, pp. 959-66, 1988.

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Kawabe, S., A. Okano, and K. Shimada, "Collision Detection among Moving Objects in Simulation", Fourth International Symposium in Robotics Research, pp. 173-80, 1987.

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Hiraoka, H., K. Shimada, et al., "Utilization of Environment Models for a Sensor Equipped Industrial Robot," The 15th International Symposium on Industrial Robots, pp.113-20, 1985.

 
 

Other Conference Publications

 
 
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K. Shimada, “Current Trend and Issues on FEM Mesh Generation,” International Meshing Roundtable, Birmingham, WA, 2007.

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Tanaka, D., K. Shimada, Y. Rabin, “Computerized planning of cryosurgery,” Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14, Long Beach, CA (January 24 – 27), 2006.

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Rabin, Y., D. Tanaka, M. R. Rossi, M. Ballinger, and K. Shimada, “Computerized Planning of Cryosurgery,” CRYO2006 – The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology, Hamburg, Germany, July 24-27. Cryobiology 53(3):405-406, 2006.

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Tanaka, D., K. Shimada, Y. Rabin, “Computerized planning of cryosurgery Using Bubble Packing,” 24th Annual World Congress of Endourology, Cleveland, Ohio, (August 17-20), 2006

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K. Shimada, “Current Trend and Issues on FEM Mesh Generation,” International Meshing Roundtable, Birmingham, AL, 2006.

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Gunay M. and K. Shimada, “Three-dimensional Bone Shape Reconstruction from X-ray Images Using Hierarchical Free-form Deformation and Nonlinear Optimization,” Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2004.

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Itoh, T. and K. Shimada, Automatic Conversion of Triangular Meshes into Quadrilateral Meshes with Directionality, IBM Research Report, RT0353, 2000.

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Itoh, T., A. Yamada, T. Furuhata, K. Inoue, and K Shimada, “Rough Quadrilateral Meshing of Triangular Meshes via Belt-like Sub-Regioning for Surface Reconstruction,” IBM Research Report, RT0354, 2000.

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Shimada, K., “Quadrilateral Meshing with Directionality Control via Close Packing of Square Cells,” SIAM Conference on Geometric Modeling, 1999.

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Yamada, A., T. Furuhata, T. Itoh, K. Shimada, “Curve and Surface Fitting to Scattered Points Based on a Discrete Spring Model,” JPSJ Graphics & CAD, 99-CG-96, pp. 31-36, 1999.

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Yamada, A., K. Shimada, K. Inoue, T. Itoh, and T. Furuhata, “Automatic Surface Meshing Method by Packing Ellipses in Parametric Space,” IPSJ Workshop on Graphics and CAD, pp.1-8, 1997.

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Itoh, T., A. Yamada, K. Inoue, K. Shimada, and T. Furuhata, “Automated Well-Shaped Quadrilateral Mesh Generation Using the Squarely-Packing Bubble Mesh Method,” IPSJ Workshop on Graphics and CAD, 97-CG-87, pp.7-12, 1997.

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Itoh, T., A. Yamada, K. Inoue, T. Furuhata, and K. Shimada, “An Efficient Implementation of the Constrained Delaunay Triangulation Method,” IPSJ 55th Annual Conference, 4AD-1, 1997.

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Yamada, A., T. Itoh, K. Shimada, and H. Chiyokura, “Mesh-Based Geometric Modeling by Using Mesh Optimization,” IPSJ 55th Annual Conference, 4AD-7, 1997.

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Shimada, K., N. Mori, and A. Makinouchi, “Automatic Anisotropic Mesh Generation,” RIKEN Review, No.14. , pp.49-50, 1996.

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Itoh, T., A. Yamada, K. Shimada, M. Aono, and R. Ohbuchi, "Adaptive Subdivision for Radiosity Calculation Using Bubble Meshing," IPSJ Workshop on Graphics & CAD, Vol. 96, No. 77, pp. 73-78, 1996.

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Yamada, A., K. Shimada, and T. Itoh, "Element Size Control for Bubble Mesh Generation Method," IPSJ Worksop on Graphics & CAD, Vol. 96, No. 37, pp. 1-6, 1996.

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Shimada, K. and D. Gossard, "Bubble Mesh Generation: Automated 2D/3D Triangulation via Physically-Based Node Placement and Modified Delaunay Tessellation" The Third World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Vol. I, pp. 900-2, 1994.

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Shimada, K., "Automatic Surface Triangulation via Close Packing of Spheres and Delaunay Net,"  IPSJ Workshop on Graphics & CAD, Vol. 67-1, pp. 1-8, 1994.

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Shimada, K., B. Balents, and D. Gossard, "Automatic Construction of Deformed Trimmed Surface Patch Topology Using Bubble Mesh Generation Technique," IFIP TC5/WG5.2 Workshop on Geometric Modeling in Computer-Aided Design, 1992.

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Masuda, H., K. Shimada, S. Kawabe, "Set Operations for Non-Manifold Geometric Modeling," Autumn Annual Convention of JSPE, 11/1989.

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Shimada, K., H. Masuda, and S. Kawabe, "3D Modeling Based on Constraints between Geometric Primitives," Spring Annual Convention of JSPE, 3/1989.

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Masuda, H., K. Shimada, and S. Kawabe, "A New Reworking Operation for Non-Manifold Geometric Models," Spring Annual Convention of JSPE, 3/1989.

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Shimada, K., H. Masuda, and S. Kawabe, "Advanced Geometric Modeling for Product Design (2) Non-Manifold Geometric Modeling," Autumn Annual Convention of JSPE, 10/1988.

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Masuda, H., K. Shimada, and S. Kawabe, "Advanced Geometric Modeling for Product Design (1) Shape Definition Based on Geometric Constraints Between Primitives," Autumn Annual Convention of JSPE, 10/1988.

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Shimada, K., A. Okano and S. Kawabe, "Collision Detection Algorithm for Geometric Simulator," JSPE/Annual Autumn Conference. 10/1987.

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Okano, A. and K. Shimada, "A Method of Position Calculation from Insufficient Constraint," Proc. of 5th Convention of RSJ, 1987.

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Shimada, K. and A. Okano, "Object-Level Robot Motion Teaching by Using Graphical Interaction," IPSJ-33 Annual Convention, 10/1986.

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Shimada, K., Y. Taguchi, H. Hiraoka, F. Kimura, and T. Sata, "Robotic System Based on Environment Model and Sensory Information," JSPE/Annual Autumn Conference, 10/1985.

 
 

Published Abstracts, Discussions, Reviews

 
 
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Shimada, K., “The Engineer of 2020,” The Journal of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers, Special Issue, In Commemoration of the 1000th Issue : A Journey beyond the Horizon, pp.780-2, 2007.

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Kim, M-S and K. Shimada, “Geometric Modeling and Processing 2006,” Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 39, Issue 5, p.341, 2007.

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Kim, M-S and K. Shimada, “Geometric Modeling and Processing 2006,” Computer Aided Geometric Design, Volume 24, Issue 6, August 2007, p.309, 2007.

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Rabin Y., D. Tanaka, and K. Shimada, “Computerized Planning of Cryosurgery Using Cryoprobes and Cryoheaters,” Cryosurgery Conference, 2004.

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Shimada, K., “The Dreams and Dangers of Software Patents,” Journal of JCISE, 2004.

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Quadros, R., K. Shimada, and S. Owen, “Generation of a Complete Geometry Based 3D Finite Element Mesh Sizing Function Using Skeletons,” USNCCM, 2003.

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Yamakawa, S., and K. Shimada, “High Quality Triangular/Quadrilateral Mesh Generation of a 3D Polygon Model via Bubble Packing,” USNCCM, 2003.

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Shimada, K. and T. Zhou, “Improving the Quality of Tetrahedral Meshes via Angle-Based Smoothing and Edge Swapping,” USNCCM VI, 2001.

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Shimada, K., “The 8th International Meshing Roundtable Special Issue: Advances in Mesh Generation, Computer-Aided Design (33) 3 (2001) pp. 197, 2001.

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Shimada, K., “Anisotropic Bubble Mesh Generation,” Fifth SIAM Conference on Geometric Modeling, 1997.

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Shimada, K., “Automatic Quadrilateral Mesh Generation of Trimmed Parametric Surfaces for Finite Element Analysis,” Fourth SIAM Conference on Geometric Modeling, 1995.

 
 

Technical Reports

 
 
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Miyata, K., T. Itoh, and K. Shimada, “Organic Textures with Controlled Anisotropy and Directionality,” IBM Research, TRL Research Report, RT-0398, 2001.

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Itoh, T. and K. Shimada, “Automatic Conversion of Triangular Meshes into Quadrilateral Meshes with Directionality,” IBM Research Report, RT0353, 2000.

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Itoh, T., A. Yamada, T. Furuhata, K. Inoue, and K. Shimada, “Rough Quadrilateral Meshing of Triangular Meshes via Belt-like Sub-Regioning for Surface Reconstruction,” IBM Research Report, RT0354, 2000.

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Shimada, K. and T. Itoh, "Automated Conversion of 2D Triangular Meshes into Quadrilateral Meshes," IBM Research Report, RT95-0004, 1995.

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Shimada, K. and D. Gossard, "Computational Methods for Physically-Based FE Mesh Generation," IBM Research Report, RT92-0080, 1992.

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Shimada, K., M. Numao, H. Masuda, and S. Kawabe, "Constraint-Based Object Description for Product Modeling," IBM Research Report, RT89-0004, 1989.

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Kawabe, S., K. Shimada, and H. Masuda, "A Framework for 3D Modeling: Constraint-Based Description and Non-Manifold Geometric Modeling," IBM Research Report, RT87-1024, 1988.

 

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