I'm having trouble creating good surfaces for a fan shroud. It is for converging from a rectangular duct to two side by side axial fans.
First problem I am having is getting second order (C2, G2...) contious surfaces. What's the best method for this?
Second problem is creating the saddle like surface between the two axial fans. Have tried various approaches, but no can do.
Attached is an image of the curves and a couple surfaces I have been able to create (though not C2 surfaces). Also attached is the Creo Parametric 2.0 file I've been working in which should make it fairly obvious what I'm trying to do.
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That would decrease the efficiancy of the shroud. I don't know how much, I plan to run FEA once I have it modelled to optimize, but I do know it would be measurable.
I have found some info on N-Sided Surface command that is not in the ribbon. But the same reference says that those types of surfaces are not as desireable. Not sure why.
I was recently at a user's group meeting and during a tips and tricks, someone took a section like that and broke it in half to get to four sided surfaces. He also made the two new surfaces continuous to each other. Not my background, but he made it work quite well.
Not sure it will help but this blog seems to me to be a good resource for surfacing in Pro/E.
(Loughborough Design School. © Sean Kerslake 2011)
I don't have the style extension so I cannot work with that, although that should make it easy.
I did come up with this using a C2 round. I am not sure which curve you want to follow (red arrow).
Also, what are you considering for the "saddle"?
Below is a boundary blend of the face; and a C2 round using a curve (circle) to follow.
What do you want to do with the square corners? This will create a crease. Can the corners have a round where it goes flat prior to corner?