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Propeller-wing interaction prediction for early design

Ferraro, G and Kipouros, T and Mark Savill, A and Rampurawala, A and Agostinelli, C (2014) Propeller-wing interaction prediction for early design. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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© 2014, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. All rights reserved. In the current work a methodology to quickly estimate propeller slipstream effects on a finite wing, for early design stage, is developed. The aerodynamic model consists of a Truckenbrodt 3D lifting surface method, coupled with an airfoil numerical solver for taking into account viscosity and camber effects, and a blade element theory for the formulation of the propeller aerodynamics. Results of the proposed method are validated against RANS (Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes) data for a conventional four-propeller transport aircraft and a novel Contra-Rotating Open Rotor (CROR) aircraft. A good agreement with the high fidelity solutions is obtained. The low computational cost makes the method attractive and suitable for performing extensive studies such as Multi-Disciplinary Optimisation (MDO) or to explore several alternative designs during the conceptual and preliminary design phases.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:43
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 03:13