Whirl and Stall Flutter Simulation Using CFD

Higgins, R. J. and Barakos, G. N. (2017) Whirl and Stall Flutter Simulation Using CFD. In: 43rd European Rotorcraft Forum, Milan, Italy, 12-15 Sep 2017,

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This paper presents recent research on numerical methods for whirl and stall flutter using computational fluid dynamics. The method involves coupling of the HMB3 CFD solver of the University of Glasgow and a NASTRAN derived structural model. Based upon a literature survey, a significant amount of research has been conducted on the numerical investigation of tiltrotors, with a focus on the XV-15 and V-22 aircraft. Within this paper, the coupling procedure is presented along with a steady CFD computation to highlight the accuracy of the high-fidelity method. In addition to this, a simple method is used to investigate the whirl flutter boundary of a standard propeller and the XV-15 blade.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Higgins, Mr Ross
Authors: Higgins, R. J., and Barakos, G. N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 ERF
First Published:First published in the Proceedings of the 43rd European Rotorcraft Forum
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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