A digitized approach to reduce assembly conflicts during aircraft cabin conversions

DS 98: Proceedings of the 30th Symposium Design for X (DFX 2019)

Year: 2019
Editor: Dieter Krause; Kristin Paetzold; Sandro Wartzack
Author: Fabian Laukotka; Jan Oltmann; Dieter Krause
Series: DfX
Institution: Hamburg University of Technology [TUHH]
Section: Design for X
Page(s): 251-262
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/dfx2019.22


Aircrafts are fitted with a new cabin every five to seven years. Because each individual aircraft is slightly modified during its life span. detailed infor-mation to be used during the design of the cabin are rarely available. There-fore. many conflicts between the cabin and the aircraft's body arise during the actual conversion. While modern technologies. like 3D-scanners. are becoming more common. their comfortable use within the CAD-Workflow is often not possible or require extensive processing and additional work. This paper presents an approach. integrated into the CAD-workflow. to directly use pointclouds provided by 3D-scans of aircrafts to identify possible conflicts with the cabin already during its design-phase by performing a clash-analysis between the points and the CAD-solids.

Keywords: Aircraft Cabin Conversion; 3D-Scans; Clash Analysis; CAD vs pointcloud


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