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Investigation of the Propeller Slipstream with Particle Image Velocimetry

Roosenboom, Eric and Heider, André and Schröder, Andreas (2009) Investigation of the Propeller Slipstream with Particle Image Velocimetry. Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 46 (2), pp. 442-449. AIAA. DOI: 10.2514/1.33917.

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The flow around an 8-bladed propeller is analyzed using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) in the Airbus Low Speed Wind Tunnel Facility in Bremen, Germany. The propeller is mounted on a half-model equipped with two propellers with opposing rotation directions, where only the outboard propeller is investigated. In particular, the development of the slipstream over the wing is investigated with PIV derived variables such as mean velocities, fluctuations and turbulent kinetic energy. A detailed description of the slipstream returns valuable information on areas with separation. For two cases with no thrust (C<sub>T</sub> = 0) and with thrust (C<sub>T</sub> = 0.1) several angles of attack in several planes are measured. It allows for the analysis of parametric cases: firstly, a comparison between the thrust and no thrust cases and, secondly, the effect of an increasing angle of attack. It is found that at the thrust cases, for higher angles of attack, vortices are formed due to interactions in the boundary layer.

Document Type:Article
Title:Investigation of the Propeller Slipstream with Particle Image Velocimetry
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Roosenboom, EricUNSPECIFIED
Schröder, AndreasUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Aircraft
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:Vol. 46
Page Range:pp. 442-449
Keywords:Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Propeller flow, Industrial wind tunnel
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Flight Physics
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Experimental Methods
Deposited By: Ilka Micknaus
Deposited On:07 Apr 2009
Last Modified:07 Feb 2013 20:28

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