Review on ducted fans for compound rotorcraft

Zhang, T. and Barakos, G. N. (2020) Review on ducted fans for compound rotorcraft. Aeronautical Journal, 124(1277), pp. 941-974. (doi: 10.1017/aer.2019.164)

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This paper presents a survey of published works on ducted fans for aeronautical applications. Early and recent experiments on full- or model-scale ducted fans are reviewed. Theoretical studies, lower-order simulations and high-fidelity CFD simulations are also summarised. Test matrices of several experimental and numerical studies are compiled and discussed. The paper closes with a summary of challenges for future ducted fan research.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Zhang, Tao
Authors: Zhang, T., and Barakos, G. N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:Aeronautical Journal
Publisher:Royal Aeronautical Society
ISSN (Online):2059-6464
Published Online:16 January 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Royal Aeronautical Society
First Published:First published in Aeronautical Journal 124(1277):941-974
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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