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Imaging-Based Thermal Modelling and Reverse Engineering of As-Built Automotive Components: A Case Study

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Virtual prototyping of objects with thermal characteristic requirements depends on several aspects such as the geometry of the component, material properties, and ambient environmental conditions and most importantly temperature curves/heat patterns of the component when functional. In this case study, the authors present the data acquisition methodology towards thermal modeling of as-built automotive parts into their virtual prototypes. They explain the imaging-based reverse engineering pipeline suitable for the application towards recovering 3D geometry and identify tools for measuring temperature curves in the data collection process.

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