Accurate predictions of rotor hover performance at low and high disc loadings

Jimenéz Garcia, A. and Barakos, G.N. (2018) Accurate predictions of rotor hover performance at low and high disc loadings. Journal of Aircraft, 55(1), pp. 89-110. (doi:10.2514/1.C034144)

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Abstract

This paper presents evidence on the ability of modern computational fluid dynamics methods to accurately predict hover performance of rotors with modest computer resources. The paper uses two well-studied blades, the S-76 main rotor blade and the XV-15 tiltrotor blade. The results are compared with experiments and show that the performance is well predicted. In addition, the employed computational fluid dynamics method was able to capture the effects of the tip Mach number, tip shape, blade aeroelasticity, and flow transition on the performance of the blade as well as on the wake structure and the rotor acoustics.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Jimenez Garcia, Mr Antonio
Authors: Jimenéz Garcia, A., and Barakos, G.N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Aircraft
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
ISSN:0021-8669
ISSN (Online):1533-3868
Published Online:15 February 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Aircraft 55(1):89-110
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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