Class Catenary

java.lang.Object
X3dForAdvancedModeling.GeometricShapes.Catenary

public class Catenary extends Object

A catenary is the curve that an idealized hanging chain or cable assumes under its own weight when supported only at its ends. The curve has a U-like shape, superficially similar in appearance to a parabola, but it is not a parabola: it is a (scaled, rotated) graph of the hyperbolic cosine.

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title Catenary.x3d
description A catenary is the curve that an idealized hanging chain or cable assumes under its own weight when supported only at its ends. The curve has a U-like shape, superficially similar in appearance to a parabola, but it is not a parabola: it is a (scaled, rotated) graph of the hyperbolic cosine.
creator Don Brutzman
created 11 October 2016
modified 25 October 2020
reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catenary
reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catenoid
reference Ronen Barzel, Faking Dynamics of Ropes and Springs, IEEE Computer Graphics and Animation (CG+A), May-June 1997, pp. 31-39.
reference http://www.ronenbarzel.org/papers/fakedyn.pdf
subject Catenary line shape
warning Under development
identifier https://x3dgraphics.com/examples/X3dForAdvancedModeling/GeometricShapes/Catenary.x3d
generator X3D-Edit 3.3, https://savage.nps.edu/X3D-Edit
license ../license.html
 

This program uses the X3D Java Scene Access Interface Library (X3DJSAIL). It has been produced using the X3dToJava.xslt stylesheet to create Java source code from an .x3d model.

  • Constructor Summary

    Constructors
    Constructor
    Description
    Default constructor to create this object.
  • Method Summary

    Modifier and Type
    Method
    Description
    org.web3d.x3d.jsail.Core.X3D
    Provide a shallow copy of the X3D model.
    void
    Create and initialize the X3D model for this object.
    static void
    main​(String[] args)
    Default main() method provided for test purposes, uses CommandLine to set global ConfigurationProperties for this object.

    Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

    clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
  • Constructor Details

    • Catenary

      public Catenary()
      Default constructor to create this object.
  • Method Details

    • initialize

      public final void initialize()
      Create and initialize the X3D model for this object.
    • getX3dModel

      public org.web3d.x3d.jsail.Core.X3D getX3dModel()
      Provide a shallow copy of the X3D model.
      Returns:
      Catenary model
      See Also:
      X3D
    • main

      public static void main(String[] args)
      Default main() method provided for test purposes, uses CommandLine to set global ConfigurationProperties for this object.
      Parameters:
      args - array of input parameters, provided as arguments
      See Also:
      X3D.handleArguments(args), X3D.validationReport(), CommandLine, CommandLine.USAGE, ConfigurationProperties