SOME RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN REPRESENTING PROPELLER CHARACTERISTICS

Recent investigations of the dynamic performance of a gas turbine propulsion plant during transient maneuvers led to the study of methods for representing propeller characteristics in simulations. Results of that study, and extensions of it, form the basis for this paper. Some commonly used methods of representing propeller thrust and torque characteristics and their respective advantages and disadvantages for use in simulations are discussed. One of these methods, the advance coefficient method as presented by Miniovich, is shown to be a special case of a general family of methods based on the same assumptions. Other members of this family are developed and individual traits as well as characteristics common to the family are discussed. These methods offer advantages previously unavailable. Methods for employing these techniques in simulations and analyses are presented.

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  • Authors:
    • BAKER, D W
    • Patterson Jr, C L
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 35-48
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  • Accession Number: 00034761
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1972 12:00AM