Accession Number : AD0710356

Title :   COMPUTERIZED AERODYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION OF AIRCRAFT PROPELLERS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Shaw,Robert Linford

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : The objective of the thesis was to develop a practical computer system for use of empirical data in the aerodynamic optimization of aircraft propellers. The system was designed for use with the IBM 2741 on-line computer terminal. This program provides instructions to the operator during execution, and allows interaction by the operator for input and alteration of data, and for program instructions. The Lockheed P-3C aircraft was chosen as the subject for test and evaluation of the program. The currently operational propeller of this aircraft was tested to compare the program's prediction of aircraft performance against flight test information. An attempt was then made to select a propeller which could provide better performance under the same constraints as those imposed in design of the operational propeller. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROPELLERS(AERIAL), OPTIMIZATION), (*PATROL AIRCRAFT, PROPELLERS(AERIAL)), (*ANTISUBMARINE AIRCRAFT, PROPELLERS(AERIAL)), AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, OPTIMIZATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DESIGN, THESES

Subject Categories : Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE