Validation of the Steady-State Hover Formulation for Accurate Performance Predictions

  • T. A. Fitzgibbon, M. A. Woodgate, A. Jimenez-Garcia, G. N. Barakos
  • AIAA Journal, December 2019, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • DOI: 10.2514/1.j058408

What is it about?

Hover performance prediction is important for design of helicopter rotors. This work presents a steady-state CFD method that delivers accurate results for a wide range of blade planform shapes. The predictions are compared against test data and detailed validation is presented.

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