Adaptive restoration of complex geometry parts through reverse engineering application

Gao J., Chen X., Zheng D., Yihnaz O., Gindy N.

ADVANCES IN ENGINEERING SOFTWARE, vol.37, pp.592-600, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2006.01.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.592-600
  • Keywords: repair, defects, 3D digitising system, polygonal modelling, adaptive tool paths, reverse engineering, SYSTEM
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


After a certain number of hours of running, no two mechanical components are completely the same due to normal wear or foreign object damage. A nominal CAD model from a component designer is different from its corresponding worn one and therefore cannot be directly used for tool path generation for build up and machining repair processes. This is the main reason that most repair process used for complex geometry parts, such as gas turbine blades, is currently carried out manually and is called the "Black Art".