CFD Analysis of a Micro-Rotor In Ground Effect

Rovere, F., Barakos, G. N. and Steijl, R. (2019) CFD Analysis of a Micro-Rotor In Ground Effect. In: 45th European Rotorcraft Forum, Warsaw, Poland, 17-20 Sep 2019,

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In this work, computational fluid dynamics is used to compare experimental results for a two-bladed small rotor Out of Ground Effect and In Ground Effect conditions. The paper focuses on the evalutation and prediction of the performance of the rotor and investigates the outwash generated in ground effect. Time and phase averaged outflow velocities with two different scaling methods are compared with experiments. The results are also scaled to a full-size rotor, and compared with the PAXman model of crew operating in close rotor proximity. A particle pickup model is also used showing the dust cloud generated by the rotor.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Rovere, Mr Federico and Steijl, Dr Rene
Authors: Rovere, F., Barakos, G. N., and Steijl, R.
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 45th European Rotorcraft Forum
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
173315NITROSGeorge BarakosEuropean Commission (EC)Barakos, Professor GeorgeENG - Aerospace Sciences