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Making a Solid Blade Hollow

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11-16-2012 05:44 AM

Hello Sir


I have turbine rotor blade designed as per the aerodynamic considerations. The profile i obtained from the company is completely solid, I would like to make it hollow with  a wall  thickess of 5 mm. I tried if with the Shell feature of Inventor, and Since the profile of the blade is in different planes twisted in different angles, the Shell is not working very well. I have tried it with loft with different cross sections, but i am not getting a completely accurate profile. Is there any tool which automatically recognises the outside profile and will make the Inside hollow also in Inventor? I will really appreciate if some one can give a solution from your valuable experiences..


Thanks in advance




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Re: Making a Solid Blade Hollow

11-16-2012 06:09 AM in reply to: sudhi4cric

You could start a new part and use the "Derived Component" tool to add the surfaces from the solid part into your new part. Then use the "Thicken/Offset" tool to add thickness to the surfaces.

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