3D CFD Simulation and Experimental Validation of Small APC Slow Flyer Propeller Blade

Ahmed Kutty, Hairuniza and Rajendran, Parvathy (2017) 3D CFD Simulation and Experimental Validation of Small APC Slow Flyer Propeller Blade. Aerospace, 4 (10). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2226-4310

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    Abstract

    The current work presents the numerical prediction method to determine small-scale propeller performance. The study is implemented using the commercially available computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver, FLUENT. Numerical results are compared with the available experimental data for an advanced precision composites (APC) Slow Flyer propeller blade to determine the discrepancy of the thrust coefficient, power coefficient, and efficiencies. The study utilized unstructured tetrahedron meshing throughout the analysis, with a standard k-! turbulence model. The Multiple Reference Frame model was also used to consider the rotation of the propeller toward its local reference frame at 3008 revolutions per minute (RPM). Results show reliable thrust coefficient, power coefficient, and efficiency data for the case of low advance ratio and an advance ratio less than the negative thrust conditions.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1-4050 Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
    Divisions: Kampus Kejuruteraan (Engineering Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Aeroangkasa (School of Aerospace Engineering) > Article
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 09:04
    Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 09:41
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/36662

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