How Can a Computer Graphically Represent a Wire's Physical Deformation?

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In summary, the conversation discusses the idea of using a wire to create an arc and how this could be achieved using a computer's graphical representation. The participants also suggest using special sensors or a current through the wire to detect the arc. The idea of using a video camera or potentiometer as position sensor technology is also mentioned.
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Something I've been tinkering around with...

I am interested in taking a wire a a certain length, L. As this wire lays straight, I can display it graphically on a computer that it is laying straight. If at some point, I pull on the center of the wire to make an arc in the wire, I would like the computer's graphical representation to show that same arc.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how this could be achieved? Are there any special sensors out there that the wires should be plugged into? Does a current need to be going through the wire?

This is just something I've been goofing off with, but curious if anyone has any info they would be willing to share.

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maybe you can take into account that when you arch the wire, supposing it has current running through it, you are changing the direction of magnetic flux lines being emitted.

it might be possible to detect when the wire is in a loop, using a compass
 
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So far, it sounds like a video camera would be the best position sensor technology for what you are trying to do. Otherwise, if you want to sense how "bent" a thing is, check out bimetalic strips...
 
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potentiometer...

What about a potentiometer?
 

Related to How Can a Computer Graphically Represent a Wire's Physical Deformation?

1. What is the purpose of modeling a wire's location?

The purpose of modeling a wire's location is to accurately predict and map out the physical location of a wire in a given system. This can be useful in a variety of industries, such as electrical engineering, telecommunications, and construction, where precise wire placement is essential for proper functioning and safety.

2. How is a wire's location modeled?

A wire's location can be modeled using a variety of methods, such as mathematical equations, computer simulations, or physical models. The method used will depend on the complexity of the system and the desired level of accuracy.

3. What factors are considered when modeling a wire's location?

When modeling a wire's location, factors such as the type of wire, the surrounding environment, and any potential interference must be taken into consideration. Other factors may include the length and thickness of the wire, its placement in relation to other wires or objects, and the material properties of the wire.

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The accuracy of wire location models can vary depending on the method used and the complexity of the system. In general, more advanced and precise methods will result in a more accurate model. However, it is important to note that models are not always 100% accurate and may require adjustments or refinements based on real-world conditions.

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Wire location models can be used for most types of wires, including electrical wires, communication cables, and structural wires. However, the specific modeling methods and factors considered may vary depending on the type of wire and its intended use. It is important to consult with a specialist in the specific field to determine the most appropriate modeling approach for a given wire.

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