- Volume 32 Issue 1
In the elM construction of naval architecture industry, ship hull surface modeling is critical process of design/manufacture process. This paper describes a fairing process of ship waterlines to represent boundary curves which are input data of surface modeling. Among the fairing methods, Sapidis's method and Rong's method are used in sequential to fair the boundary curves. Also it proposed four methods of determining the magnitude of end tangent vector. Among the four end tangents the best one is chosen by comparing with the shape of near curves. An application to the actual ship hull is given as an example.