sparPositionType Complex Type

Spar position on the wing

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Schema: Empty

Base Type
Choice Choice
      Element sparPositionEtaXsi

Defines a spar position using relative eta/xsi coordinates

      Element sparPositionRib

Defines a spar position on an existing rib using a relative xsi coordinate to determine the chord wise position on that rib

Attribute externalDataDirectorySimple Type string
Attribute externalDataNodePathSimple Type string
Attribute externalFileNameSimple Type string
Attribute uIDSimple Type IDYes

sparPositionType, a sparPostion defines a location within the componentSegment where a spar in mounted. Eta and xsi are relative to the componentSegment.

Please find below a picture for an example definition of 3 spars in one wing, by using spar position points and spar segments:

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As an alternative to the relative eta coordinate it is possible to specify an elementUID so that the spar position is relative to the outer geometry, e.g. kink, of the wing.