VB8003 - Geometric Computing for Manufacturing Engineering


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

Solid modeling: boundary representation (B-rep), constructive solid geometry, octree etc.
Polygon mesh models and their processing.
Geometric algorithms and computational geometry.
Homogeneous transformations and projective geometry.
Geometric estimation.
Feature extraction from geometric data
Algorithmic automation.

Learning outcome


- The candidate is in the forefront of knowledge within the fields of the selected geometric models and algorithms.
- The candidate can evaluate the expediency and application of geometric models and algorithms in manufacturing-oriented research and development projects.


- The candidate can apply the selected geometric models and algorithms to tackle his/her own research problems.
- The candidate can implement computational routines for geometric data preprocessing.

General competence

- The candidate has the ability to communicate and lead discussions on recent research about geometric models and algorithms, as well as their application to manufacturing-related problems.
- The candidate has the ability to evaluate and critique geometric models and algorithms.

Learning methods and activities

The course is based on regular on-campus seminars centered around the individual topics and backed by the corresponding reading materials. Every seminar will contain an in-depth group discussion.

Coursework requirements:
- On a given topic, prepare and give one seminar consisting of an introductory lecture followed by a group discussion.
- Attend at least 75% of the seminars.

Further on evaluation

Candidates must provide one paper where the applicability of the topics of the course to her/his own thesis work is thoroughly discussed. The paper should be in the form of a scientific paper, include examples of the application of geometric computing, and preferably constitute a basis for a future publishable scientific paper.

Grading scale: Pass/Fail

Course materials

Selected research papers and book chapters.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)


Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Report

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Approved report 100/100

Release 2021-05-10

Submission 2021-06-18

Release 08:00

Submission 23:59

Room Building Number of candidates
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