Development of Precision Inspection Technique for Aircraft Parts Having Very Thin Features on CAD/CAI Integration

CAD/CAI 통합에 기초한 박형 단면을 가지는 항공기 터빈블레이드의 정밀측정기술 개발

Park, Hui-Jae;An, U-Jeong;Kim, Wang-Do

  • Published : 1996.06.01


In this paper, a precision inspection technique using CAD/CAI integration is proposed for the parts having very thin and sharp 3 dimensional curve features. The technique begings with feature reconstruction of turbine blades which have 3 dimensional combined feometry, such as splines, and thin circles. The alifnment procedures consistsb of two phases-rough and fine phases : rough phase alignment is based on the conventional 6 point5s probing on the clear cut surfacef, and fine phase alignment is based on the intial measurement on the 3 dimensional curved parts using an lterative measurement feed-back least sequares technique for alignment. Forf the analysis of profile tolerance of parts, the actual measured points are obtained by finding the closet points on the CAD geometry by the developed subdivision technique and the Tschebycheff norm is applied based on iterative fashion, giving accurate profile tolerance value. The developed inspection technique is applied to practical procedures of blade manufacturing and demonstrated high performance.


Precision Inspection;CMM;CAD/CAI(Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing)