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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Meeting held 3-6 April 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Davis, DGM
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • 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