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    Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by rsskarthikeyan, Sep 2, 2012.

    1. rsskarthikeyan

      rsskarthikeyan New Member

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      Dear friends, I want to place a small flap on the Airfoil trailing edge. How can i do it by solid works?
       
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    3. hitechengineering

      hitechengineering New Member

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      SolidWorks has some in-built tools for generating curves from imported CAD file or data. Utilize it to create flap profiles on the airfoil. But again I am not sure about the precision of this tool.

      In your situation a simple rectangular flap is assumed as a piece of cake or just an extrusion. You should ignore use of sweep for better output. By applying a nice elliptical flap curve you can place the structure using Sw design tool. Hope it helps!
       
    4. wklein

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      Curves with solidworks

      I once generated x, y data for a complex curve using Excel and was able to use it with the curve command in solidworks. Then I used the curve as a path for a sweep.

      In the model aircraft world there are many programs for designing air foils. the rc glider club website or the eaa (experimental aircraft association) website may be able to help as well.

      Regards
      W
       
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      hitechengineering New Member

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      eaa.org seems useful

      eaa.org seems useful...but where to find solidworks related info? Can you share the link?

       
    6. rsskarthikeyan

      rsskarthikeyan New Member

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      Friends i done modeling. I enter the 72 co ordinate points in solid-works using point command and then draw line to join the points . Finally extruded to get blade. Thank you very much for your comments
       
    7. srdfmc

      srdfmc Well-Known Member

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      You can also use a splin function calculated in Mathcad/Mathlab or computed and enter it in SW. That way you can ctrl precisely the curve.
       

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