Research and Development of Solid Modeling Technology for Impeller Based on UG/Open
To realize CAM of impeller cast moulds, this paper developed an automatic 3D modeling system of impellers, based on hydraulic models and UG/Open technology. The system has functions of hydraulic model database correction, vane surfaces modeling, vane surfaces check, impeller solid modeling, and so on. It achieves design quality inspection and automatic solid modeling of centrifugal impeller as well as CAD/CAM integration of cast mould, with the design precision effectively improved and the product development cycle greatly shortened.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
G. Li et al., "Research and Development of Solid Modeling Technology for Impeller Based on UG/Open", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 4038-4042, 2012