Stitching and Memory-Optimized Processing of Three-Dimensional Riblet Surface Datasets for Oil Channel Tests

Renke Scheuer, Eduard Reithmeier, Niklas B. Windeler
2013 International Journal of Modeling and Optimization  
Even modern passenger planes require several tons of kerosene per hour. Therefore, it is a matter of top priority to realize savings for both environmental and economic reasons. One of the approaches towards the reduction of friction losses on airplanes is the structuring of airplane surfaces with riblets. In order to determine the quality of riblet structures, it is necessary to carry out tests of oil passage on upscaled models of the real structures. This paper presents methods which process
more » ... hods which process measurement data from real airplane surfaces and produce memory-optimized CAD data. For this purpose, measurement data of a confocal microscope are used.
doi:10.7763/ijmo.2013.v3.319 fatcat:ag5at444i5ekbkvg6hvaddeute