General Fuselage Cross-Section


The General Fuselage cross-section is a powerful tool for creating a variety of profiles using few parameters. Similar to the Superellipse, the height, width, and maximum width location may be set to create antisymmetric top and bottom halves if desired. Additional control has been provided in the form of the side tangency angles and the top/bottom/upper/lower strengths. Note that the top and bottom angle cannot be altered from zero. As with most of the “customizable” cross-sections, the simplest approximation is likely the best for modeling and analysis. Typically, you will find that the Edit Curve cross-section is the most-powerful type while leveraging a relatively few number of points.