I have a problem that I'm trying to solve. I'm using a program that simulates fractures (as planes with finite dimensions) and I need to plot these fractures. The program outputs the following:
1. Fracture Centroid: x,y,z coordinates of the center of the plane
2. Line normal to the Centroid: given as a dip direction and a dip. Two angular measurements. Dip direction is a 0 - 359 number and dip is a 0 to 90 number.
3. Fracture height and length. These are numbers in meters used to define how far the plane extends in each direction.
I need to solve for the corner points of these planes so I can plot them in 3d.
For example, my first fracture that I'm trying to solve for looks like this:
x = 1.6
y = 8.9
z = 0.3
dip direction = 88.9
dip = 86.5
length = 40.1
height = 32.5
Given this information, I need to calculate the 3d coordinates of this plane. I'm really struggling with this. By the way, I'm using Matlab 2013 so I have all those built in functions available.