Asee peer logo

Identifying Boolean Logic Processes via the Basis of a NACA 2415 Airfoil

Download Paper |


2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference


Washington, District of Columbia

Publication Date

April 6, 2018

Start Date

April 6, 2018

End Date

April 7, 2018

Tagged Topic


Page Count




Permanent URL

Download Count


Request a correction

Paper Authors


Alexander T Wray Purdue University Northwest

visit author page

Alexander Wray is a Masters-seeking Mechanical Engineer enrolled at Purdue University North Central. He conducts research into dynamic system modelling and CFD modal systems for the purpose of modelling arduous or complex systems. As well, he presents and assists with teaching projects to classes in Solid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics in undergraduate courses.

visit author page


Nuri Zeytinoglu P.E. Purdue University Northwest

visit author page

Dr. Nuri Zeytinoglu has been a faculty member at Purdue University Northwest since 1987. He teaches thermodynamics, mechanics of materials and computer aided design in the department of mechanical and civil engineering. Currently he is the program coordinator at Westville campus

visit author page

Download Paper |


The development of models via CAD software have arisen with the advent of programs such as Autodesk, Solidworks, and Creo-E. To better utilize this software, knowledge of how to use said CAD programs are necessary in order to develop and model structures for applicable use in the real world. The focus is then to understand the use and application of this software in engineering modelling. For this project, a model of an acquirable NACA airfoil and its geometry were to be gathered from academic sources and databases. Once acquired, the airfoil would be modelled using the CAD software into a 3D Printable object. The object’s data would be inputted into Solidworks, after which a model would be drawn using Boolean techniques to draw holes and indentations, and using extrusion methods to develop shape and structure into a 3D environment. More importantly, understanding the process that is taken the develop the models necessary can lead to a method of automated Boolean processes for creating models without the need of the user to apply such processes post-modelling.

Wray, A. T., & Zeytinoglu, N. (2018, April), Identifying Boolean Logic Processes via the Basis of a NACA 2415 Airfoil Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. 10.18260/1-2--29464

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2018 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015