Coupled CFD/CSD Computation of Airloads of an Active Twist Rotor

An unsteady Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes analysis loosely coupled with a comprehensive rotorcraft code for blade trim and aeroelastic effects is presented for a second-generation Active Twist Rotor. High fidelity Navier-Stokes results are compared to lifting-line theory based comprehensive rotorcraft code calculations and wind tunnel data. Results indicate that the Computational Fluid Dynamics/Computational Structural Dynamics (CFD/CSD) solutions are mesh converged and in very good agreement with flapwise bending moments for both the low and high advance ratio cases presented. The accuracy of the predicted rotor torque is also very good across the full sweep of advance ratio cases available for comparison with data.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 20p

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  • Accession Number: 01526966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 27 2014 11:16AM