Title page for ETD etd-09082012-040114

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Gloudemans, James R.
URN etd-09082012-040114
Title Filleting of aircraft components using non-uniform B-spline surfaces
Degree Master of Science
Department Mechanical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Myklebust, Arvid Committee Chair
Deisenroth, Michael P. Committee Member
Dhande, S. G. Committee Member
  • Aircraft drafting
Date of Defense 1989-05-29
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Conceptual and preliminary aircraft design codes have different geometry requirements. Conceptual design codes use component based models, while preliminary design codes require a more complete and integrated geometry. An automatic procedure to convert between the two types of models would prevent geometry inconsistencies and speed up the design process. This thesis describes some of the concepts and algorithms necessary to develop such a procedure. Specifically, the theory and development of C2 continuous fillets between aircraft components is discussed. B-spline surface generation from conceptual geometry data and the relimiting of e surfaces is also presented.

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