Exemplary Applications of the Reverse-Engineering Method in the Process of Extending Service Lives of Aircraft in Operation in the Polish Air Forces

DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik

Year: 2002
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Barszcz, P.; Borgon, J.; Leski, A.; Niezgoda, T.
Section: Industrial solutions
Page(s): 605-610


The paper has been intended to provide several examples to illustrate how the reverse-engineering method is applied to the process of extending service lives of aircraft in operation with the Polish Armed Forces. The exemplary issues of concern are: evaluation of stress in the structure after modification, estimation of how failures (corrosion) affect the stress distribution, and estimation of fatigue life. Numerical calculations were carried out using the finite element method (FEM). To build a computer model, a manually operated scanner 3D or a photogrammetric method were used.

Keywords: Reverse engineering, aircraft, FEM


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