Simulation of flow around isolated helicopter fuselage

Kusyumov, A.N., Mikhailov, S.A., Romanova, E.V., Garipov, A.O., Nikolaev, E.I. and Barakos, G. (2013) Simulation of flow around isolated helicopter fuselage. EPJ Web of Conferences, 45, 01103. (doi: 10.1051/epjconf/20134501103)

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Low fuselage drag has always been a key target of helicopter manufacturers. Therefore, this paper focuses on CFD predictions of the drag of several components of a typical helicopter fuselage. In the first section of the paper, validation of the obtained CFD predictions is carried out using wind tunnel measurements. The measurements were carried out at the Kazan National Research Technical University n.a. A. Tupolev. The second section of the paper is devoted to the analysis of drag contributions of several components of the ANSAT helicopter prototype fuselage using the RANS approach. For this purpose, several configurations of fuselages are considered with different levels of complexity including exhausts and skids. Depending on the complexity of the considered configuration and CFD mesh both the multi-block structured HMB solver and the unstructured commercial tool Fluent are used. Finally, the effect of an actuator disk on the predicted drag is addressed.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George
Authors: Kusyumov, A.N., Mikhailov, S.A., Romanova, E.V., Garipov, A.O., Nikolaev, E.I., and Barakos, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:EPJ Web of Conferences
Publisher:EDP Sciences
ISSN (Online):2100-014X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
First Published:First published in EPJ Web of Conferences 45:01103
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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