Accession Number : ADP000989

Title :   An Experience in Mesh Generation for Three-Dimensional Calculation of Potential Flow Around a Rotating Propeller,

Corporate Author : FLOW RESEARCH CO KENT WA

Personal Author(s) : Jou,Wen-Huei

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A new generation of propellers with eight to ten blades operating at transonic flight speeds is now under development. These propeller blades are typically highly swept and twisted with small aspect ratios and supersonic tip speeds. A three-dimensional finite-volume computational code that accounts for cascade effects, hub-induced flow and nonlinear transonic effects is highly desirable. An effort to develop such a code has been undertaken by the author; the results will be reported elsewhere. The present paper discusses the author's experience in mesh generation for this complex configuration. What is reported here is not new methodology but some practical considerations for a specific problem. However, the experience gained here is valuable to the developers of basic methodologies in generalizing their methods to accommodate these practical considerations, particularly for three-dimensional geometries. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aerodynamic configurations, *Aerial propellers, *Potential flow, *Computations, *Propeller blades, Mesh, Cascades(Fluid dynamics), Transonic flight, Three dimensional, Rotation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE