28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
COMPARISON OF PERFORMANCE OF PROPELLER BLADES BY DIFFERENCE IN PLANAR SHAPE
N. Arai, K. Hiraoka
Tokai Univ., Japan
Keywords: wind tunnel testing, propeller, low reynolds number flow
Three types of blade were experimented in wind tunnel and calculated by CFD. One of which is made by the Adkins and Liebeck’s optimum shape design method and others are trapezoidal shape blades. By comparing local thrust, torque, and efficiency at each chord, characteristics of planar shape was evaluated.
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