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Development of a Rotor Test Facility for the Investigation of Dynamic Stall

Schwermer, Till and Richter, Kai and Raffel, Markus (2016) Development of a Rotor Test Facility for the Investigation of Dynamic Stall. In: New Results in Numerical and Experimental Fluid Mechanics X Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, 132. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. pp. 663-673. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-27279-5_58. ISBN 978-3-319-27278-8. ISSN 1612-2909.

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The flight envelope of modern helicopters is limited due to unsteady flow phenomena such as dynamic stall. Most investigations regarding this topic, both experimental and numerical, were done on pitching two-dimensional airfoils. Therefore, it is of great interest to investigate the dynamic stall on rotating blades in order to get a better understanding of the unsteady aerodynamics and to improve future rotor designs. A rotor test facility is being built at the DLR in Göttingen. The test rig is integrated into an existing wind tunnel facility and the surrounding conditions were defined. Critical load cases were derived from numerical flow simulations of the rotor blade, and finite element analysis including a fatigue analysis was performed. A telemetry system is integrated into the rotor head and unsteady pressure sensors are installed in the rotor blades. The development process with its validation and the design of the rotor head and blades are described in this paper.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/91322/
Document Type:Contribution to a Collection
Additional Information:Online ISBN: 978-3-319-27279-5
Title:Development of a Rotor Test Facility for the Investigation of Dynamic Stall
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Schwermer, TillTill.Schwermer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6918-4480
Richter, KaiKai.Richter (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Raffel, MarkusMarkus.Raffel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3340-9115
Date:29 March 2016
Journal or Publication Title:New Results in Numerical and Experimental Fluid Mechanics X
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1007/978-3-319-27279-5_58
Page Range:pp. 663-673
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Dillmann, AndreasDLR GöttingenUNSPECIFIED
Heller, GerdAirbus Deutschland, Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Krämer, EwaldUni StuttgartUNSPECIFIED
Wagner, ClausDLR GöttingenUNSPECIFIED
Breitsamter, ChristianTU MünchenUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
Series Name:Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design
Keywords:Rotor Test Facility, Dynamic Stall, Helicopter Aerodynamics
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:rotorcraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Virtual Aerodynamic Rotorcraft (old)
Location: Göttingen , Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Helicopters
Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > High Speed Configurations
Deposited By: Bachmann, Barbara
Deposited On:17 Jun 2016 10:18
Last Modified:27 Jan 2021 11:46

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