A new methodology for interactive design of turbomachinery blades is presented. Software implementation of the methods provides a user interface that is intuitive to aero-designers while operating with standardized geometric forms. The primary contribution is that blade sections may be defined with respect to general surfaces of revolution which may be defined to represent the path of fluid flow through the turbomachine. The completed blade design is represented as a non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) surface and is written to a standard IGES file which is portable to most design, analysis, and manufacturing applications.
BladeCAD: An Interactive Geometric Design Tool for Turbomachinery Blades
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Miller, PL, IV, Oliver, JH, Miller, DP, & Tweedt, DL. "BladeCAD: An Interactive Geometric Design Tool for Turbomachinery Blades." Proceedings of the ASME 1996 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition. Volume 1: Turbomachinery. Birmingham, UK. June 10–13, 1996. V001T01A014. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/96-GT-058
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