CFD simulation of fuselage aerodynamics of the ANSAT helicopter prototype

Kusyumov, A., Mikhailov, S. A., Garipov, A. O., Nikolaev, E. I. and Barakos, G. (2015) CFD simulation of fuselage aerodynamics of the ANSAT helicopter prototype. Transaction on Control and Mechanical Systems, 1(7), pp. 318-324.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the aerodynamic lift and drag of the ANSAT helicopter fuselage prototypes using Computational Fluid Dynamics. The CAD model of the fuselage was meshed using an unstructured grid and computed using a viscous flow model under the assumption of steady flow conditions. To account for the influence of the helicopter rotor an actuator disk model was used and the results were compared with computations for the isolated fuselage. The contributions to the total drag of the individual helicopter fuselage components were also studied using different turbulence models. The key components of the fuselage drag were identified.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George
Authors: Kusyumov, A., Mikhailov, S. A., Garipov, A. O., Nikolaev, E. I., and Barakos, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:Transaction on Control and Mechanical Systems
Publisher:TSEST
ISSN:2345-234X

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