Body of Revolution: Cross-Sections

Introduction

Cross-sections in a Body of Revolution define the profile that is rotated about the centerline axis. These settings will also determine the length of your component as well as other features such as thickness, camber, or height depending on the section type. For example, an airfoil cross-section will use chord to define the length (front to back) of the revolved body and the Camber or T/C will define the shape of the section. However, an ellipse will use Width to determine the length of the body and Height will determine the thickness.