28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-4.7.1
NUMERICAL TOOLS DEVELOPED AT ONERA FOR THE AERODYNAMIC ASSESSMENT OF PROPELLERS AND COUNTER-ROTATING OPEN ROTORS
Keywords: propeller, open rotor, aerodynamics, performance, installation effects
ONERA has developed and validated computational tools which aim at predicting the aerodynamic performance of propellers and open rotors. The objective of this paper is to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches (ranging from simple lifting-line theory to 3D CFD), through validation against experimental data when available.
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