Accession Number:

ADD020276

Title:

Method for Parametric Design of Three-Dimensional Shapes

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 17 Jul 2006

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-07-17

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The present invention relates to computer-aided design of three-dimensional shapes and more particularly, relates to a system and method for parametric design of three-dimensional hydrodynamic shapes. One object of the present invention is design and analyze three-dimensional shapes other than propellor shapes. Another object of the present invention is to extract parameters from any three-dimensional shape and relate those parameters with hydrodynamic performance. In accordance with the present invention, a computer aided design method is used for designing three-dimensional shapes. The method comprises receiving an initial design file, which is a computerized representation of a three-dimensional shape. Parametric features are extracted from the initial design file.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE