shell method

shell method

[′shel ‚meth·əd]
(mathematics)
A method of computing the volume of a solid of revolution by integrating over the volumes of infinitesimal shell-shaped sections bounded by cylinders with the same axis of revolution as the solid.
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At any time, a new method can be added to the list of methods associated to a shell method and after that the new method will be the last in the list.
One of the main ideas behind the concept of doer and shell methods and also dynamical additions is to substitute inheritance for an easier way to redefine or modify a concept.
To produce a cast prototype with the ZCast system, a foundry can select between one of two approaches--the direct pour or shell method (or the foundry can utilize both).