I am working on rub-induced vibrations in compressor stages of aircraft engines. The work is carried out in partnership with a company, therefore there is a limited amount of it that could be published openly.
Is it feasible to release open source compressor or turbine blade designs (e.g., NACA airfoil profiles for wings), as is commonly done in the software industry? By which I mean, detailed dimensions—in particular for the cross-section profiles and stacking laws—and the associated material properties.
If this has already been done, I'm not aware of it. Are there specific obstacles preventing the open source movement from spreading from the programming world into the engineering world? If so, are they technical or non-technical obstacles and how could they be overcome?
Not only would these specific designs be very useful for my own work, displaying relevant characteristics and realistic behaviors from an engineering perspective, while sharing all geometry and material property details, would allow other researchers to reproduce published results.