Propeller wing aerodynamic interference for small UAVs during VSTOL

Desmond Adair, Mergen Alimaganbetov

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Abstract

The goal of the present investigation is to gain a better understanding, using numerical simulation, of the aerodynamic interference between propeller and wing during different flight phases of a VSTOL unmanned-aerial-vehicle (UAV). The proposed UAV investigated here, tilts part of the wings together with the propellers and nacelles, with each of the propellers located inboard between wing-tip and fuselage. The numerical method significantly reduces computational costs by coupling a Blade Element Momentum Theory propeller model with a solution of the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations. Calculations which will contribute to the design of the UAV are obtained. The simulations focus on the vertical take-off flight phase, the transitional flight phase and cruise/manoeuvers flight.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIACAS 2016 - 56th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences
PublisherIsrael Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event56th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, IACAS 2016 - Tel-Aviv and Haifa, Israel
Duration: Mar 9 2016Mar 10 2016

Other

Other56th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, IACAS 2016
CountryIsrael
CityTel-Aviv and Haifa
Period3/9/163/10/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Adair, D., & Alimaganbetov, M. (2016). Propeller wing aerodynamic interference for small UAVs during VSTOL. In IACAS 2016 - 56th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences.