A Time-Marching Aeroelastic Method Applied to Propeller Flutter

Higgins, R. J., Jimenez-Garcia, A., Barakos, G. N. and Bown, N. (2019) A Time-Marching Aeroelastic Method Applied to Propeller Flutter. In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech 2019), San Diego, CA, USA, 7-11 Jan 2019, AIAA 2019-1102. ISBN 9781624105784 (doi: 10.2514/6.2019-1102)

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A time-marching aeroelastic method developed for the study of propeller flutter is presented and validated. Propeller flutter can take many forms with stall, whirl and classical flutter being the primary responses. These types of flutter require accurate capture of the non-linear aerodynamics associated with propeller blades. Stall flutter in particular, due to the highly detached nature of the flow, needs detailed unsteady flow modelling. With the development of modern propeller designs potentially adjusting the flutter boundary and the development of faster computing power, CFD is required to ensure accurate capture of aerodynamics. This paper focuses on the validation of the aeroelastic method using the Commander propeller blade.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Jimenez Garcia, Mr Antonio and Higgins, Mr Ross
Authors: Higgins, R. J., Jimenez-Garcia, A., Barakos, G. N., and Bown, N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, 7-11 January 2019, San Diego, California, AIAA 2019-1102
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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