Most of them use an analytical expression of the surface and formulate the draping problem in terms of nonlinear partial differential equations.
It can be used to optimise the draping process (with respect to the above quality measure) by improving the layup directions or the marker data location.
The first example concerns the geometrical draping of a complex piece composed of two half hemispheres with a radius of 38.8 mm that are connected by a half cylinder with a length of 170 mm .
The amount of shear along the edge of these cross sections is used to compare with the draping approach.
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Of the 40 breast markings 20 were not visible post draping and all these were marked with an X in the clavicle region.
Even when the surgeon marks the correct site in the correct manner, this can be easily removed with patient's normal activities and then with the cleaning solution on draping. Use of a ballpoint marker can be painful for the patient and less visible than an arrow marked with a permanent marker pen.
Inguinal hernias were the most common procedure (204/500) in this study and had the lowest visibility post draping. 56% (115/204) (see Table 3) of the markings for inguinal hernias were not visible post draping.
59% of markings were carried out correctly, including being visible post draping. The remaining 41% of patient markings could not be seen when covered with drapes, the markings were removed as a non permanent marker had been used, or the patient was not marked at all.
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