Navier-Stokes Prediction of Helicopter Rotor Performance Including Aero-Elastic Effects
Beaumier, P. and Chelli, E. and Pahlke, K. (2000) Navier-Stokes Prediction of Helicopter Rotor Performance Including Aero-Elastic Effects. 56th AHS Forum, Virginia Beach (usa), 02.-04.05.2000.
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Two numerical methods (the DLR code FLOWer and the ONERA code CANARI), based on the resolution of the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equations, are applied in this paper in order to compute the performance of helicopter rotors in hover. The comparison of computed performance with experimental results of the scale-1 BO-105 rotor and the model 7A rotor assuming rigid blades show a significant overestimation of rotor thrust and power. An easy and efficient way to account for the blades elasticity in torsion is then described. The new aero-elastic computations show much better agreement with experiment, especially for the hingeless BO-105 rotor, even if the rotors figures of merit are underestimated for a given thrust coefficient. It is finally shown that accounting for a laminar-turbulent boundary layer (instead of a fully turbulent boundary layer) in the Navier-Stokes code significantly increases the estimated figure of merit, thus improving the correlation between computations and experiment.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Title:||Navier-Stokes Prediction of Helicopter Rotor Performance Including Aero-Elastic Effects|
|Keywords:||CFD, N-S equations, rotor flows, rotary flows, hover, aero-elasticity|
|Event Title:||56th AHS Forum, Virginia Beach (usa), 02.-04.05.2000|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Aeronautics|
|HGF - Program Themes:||L RR - Rotorcraft Research|
|DLR - Research area:||Aeronautics|
|DLR - Program:||L RR - Rotorcraft Research|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||L - The Virtual Aerodynamic Rotorcraft|
|Location:||Köln-Porz , Braunschweig , Göttingen|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Institut für Entwurfsaerodynamik|
|Deposited By:||Claudia Grant|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 20:20|
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