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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2018, Article ID 6067391, 7 pages
Research Article

Planning Method of Offset Spray Path for Patch considering Boundary Factors

1School of Mechanical Engineering, Yancheng Institute of Technology, Yancheng, Jiangsu 224051, China
2School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212013, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Yong Zeng; moc.621@881gnohzgnez

Received 4 May 2018; Revised 8 July 2018; Accepted 24 July 2018; Published 6 August 2018

Academic Editor: Alessandro Gasparetto

Copyright © 2018 Yakun Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


To solve the problem of paint waste at the boundary of the patch when spraying, a planning method of offset spray path considering boundary of the patch is developed. By analyzing the causes of excessive paint waste at the boundary of the patch, a spray path planning method based on boundary curve of the patch is proposed, and the distance between the spray path and the boundary of the patch is optimized to reduce excessive paint waste. According to the allowable range of the spray height and the error range of the coating thickness, the variable range of the spacing distance is established; on this basis, the equal division method of plane intercept line is used to generate the discrete points of the spray path in the length direction of the patch, and a connection algorithm of the discrete points is used to generate the spray path of the patch. The simulation results show that the method can automatically generate a spray path based on the shape of the patch boundary; under the premise of meeting the uniformity requirements of the coating thickness, paint waste can be effectively reduced during spraying.