Advancement of optical geometric measurement hardware has enabled the construction of accurate 3D tessellated models for a wide range of turbomachinery components. These tessellated models can be reverse-engineered into computer-aided design (CAD) models and input into grid generation software for finite element analyses. However, generating a CAD model from scan data is a time consuming and cumbersome process requiring significant user-involvement for even a single model. While it is possible to generate finite element models (FEMs) directly from tessellated data, current direct-grid methods produce unstructured grids that can introduce fictitious, numerical mistuning in these models, obscuring geometric mistuning. Nonetheless, as-measured scan data captured in a structured grid is essential for accurate geometric mistuning analyses, provided the tessellated scan data can be rapidly and accurately transformed into a FEM. This paper outlines and demonstrates an approach for rapidly generating structured FEMs for a population of integrally bladed rotors (IBRs) without requiring the arduous task of generating a CAD model for each as-measured IBR. This is accomplished by morphing the structured mesh of a nominal model to the tessellated data set collected from an optical scanner. It is shown that the fidelity and structure of these FEMs can be utilized for accurate mistuning analyses.

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