* I have a polygon with not intersecting edges.

* I also have a robe of any length I want. The robe has also a thickness.

* I attach the robe somewhere at one edge of the polygon (my starting

point).

* Now I want to lay out the robe inside the polygon, so it covers the whole

(or at least a maximum area) of the polygon. The robe is not allowed to

cross itself though.

I am looking for an algorithm that would find me a rope layout so it would

fill out as much as possible of the area of the polygon.

Such an algorithm could come in handy for calculating the layout of

underfloor heatings or

sprinkler systems and so on. I am sure some people already did this...

Thanks,

Norbert.