IMPACT OF NOISE REGULATIONS ON PROPELLER DESIGN
Propeller noise is largely dependent upon tip speed and a reduction of this inevitably leads to either performance or weight penalty. A new airfoil section has been developed which permits blade loading to be increased. Thus, slower revving propellers can be designed without degrading the performance or imposing a weight penalty. The paper introduces the characteristic differences in performance of the new section with more conventional ones and looks at the design of a range of propellers to illustrate the trade between noise, performance and weight with each type.
- From the Meeting held 3-6 April 1979.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Davis, DGM
- Publication Date: 1979
- Pagination: 12 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- TRT Terms: Aerodynamics; Aircraft; Airfoils; Alternatives analysis; Cavitation noise; Design; Legislation; Noise control; Performance; Propellers; Regulation; Regulations; Weight; Wings (Aircraft)
- Old TRIS Terms: Noise abatements; Noise restrictions
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Law; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00303160
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790593 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 20 1980 12:00AM