Investigation of a four-bladed propeller inflow at yaw

Higgins, R. J. , Zarev, A., Green, R. B. and Barakos, G. N. (2022) Investigation of a four-bladed propeller inflow at yaw. Aerospace Science and Technology, 124, 107530. (doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2022.107530)

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An investigation has been conducted which looks to understand the effect of yaw on the inflow of a 4-bladed propeller. Both experimental and numerical work has been conducted, with the test data used to validate and compare against the numerical methods. The numerical methods involve fully resolved CFD and the low-order Crigler method. Comparing at a yaw angle of 15°, good agreement is found between the numerical and experimental results with adjustments made to account for discrepancies between the setups. More work is still required in the experimental and numerical branches to improve the extraction of data with minimal losses and improve the fidelity of simpler methods without a great expansion of computer cost.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work used the Cirrus UK National Tier-2 HPC Service at EPCC ( funded by the University of Edinburgh and EPSRC (EP/P020267/1) under project number EC004. Results were obtained using the ARCHIE-WeSt High Performance Computer ( based at the University of Strathclyde. The support provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Aircraft Research Association (ARA), the National Wind Tunnel Facility (NWTF) of the United Kingdom, and the U.K. Vertical Lift Network (UKVLN) is gratefully acknowledged.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Green, Dr Richard and Zarev, Mr Angel and Higgins, Mr Ross
Authors: Higgins, R. J., Zarev, A., Green, R. B., and Barakos, G. N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:Aerospace Science and Technology
ISSN (Online):1626-3219
Published Online:01 April 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Aerospace Science and Technology 124: 107530
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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