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TiGL: An Open Source Computational Geometry Library for Parametric Aircraft Design

Siggel, Martin and Kleinert, Jan and Stollenwerk, Tobias and Maierl, Reinhold (2019) TiGL: An Open Source Computational Geometry Library for Parametric Aircraft Design. Mathematics in Computer Science. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s11786-019-00401-y. ISSN 1661-8270.

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This paper introduces the software TiGL: TiGL is an open source high-fidelity geometry modeler that is used in the conceptual and preliminary aircraft and helicopter design phase. It creates full three-dimensional models of aircraft from their parametric CPACS description. Due to its parametric nature, it is typically used for aircraft design analysis and optimization. First, we present the use-case and architecture of TiGL. Then, we discuss it's geometry module, which is used to generate the B-spline based surfaces of the aircraft. The backbone of TiGL is its surface generator for curve network interpolation, based on Gordon surfaces. One major part of this paper explains the mathematical foundation of Gordon surfaces on B-splines and how we achieve the required curve network compatibility. Finally, TiGL's aircraft component module is introduced, which is used to create the external and internal parts of aircraft, such as wings, flaps, fuselages, engines or structural elements.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/124524/
Document Type:Article
Title:TiGL: An Open Source Computational Geometry Library for Parametric Aircraft Design
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Siggel, MartinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3952-4659UNSPECIFIED
Kleinert, JanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2709-214X136883462
Stollenwerk, TobiasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5445-8082UNSPECIFIED
Maierl, ReinholdAirbus Defense and SpaceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Mathematics in Computer Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Keywords:aircraft, geometry, Gordon surface, B-splines, CPACS
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben SISTEC (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > High Performance Computing
Deposited By: Siggel, Dr. Martin
Deposited On:06 Dec 2018 15:15
Last Modified:21 Nov 2023 07:02

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