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A computation study on the aerodynamic influence of interaction wing-propeller for a tilt-body MAV

Chinwicharnam, Kwanchai and Gomez Ariza, David and Moschetta, Jean-Marc and Thipyopas, Chinnapat A computation study on the aerodynamic influence of interaction wing-propeller for a tilt-body MAV. (2015) Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, 87 (6). 521-529. ISSN 0002-2667

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-06-2014-0087

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of a propeller slipstream on the aerodynamic characteristics of a fixed-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) by simplifying a propeller to an actuator disk and an actuator volume. Design/methodology/approach – A computational fluid dynamic (CFD) approach. Findings – The simulation flows are found and show that the propeller slipstream changes the flow field around the wing, which improves the aerodynamic performance of the wing. The aerodynamic performance is improved first, when the separation of the boundary flow at the upper surface wing is delayed. Second, the flow region of the boundary layer is boosted close to the wing surface again at a high incidence angle. And finally, the velocity inlet of the wing is increased by the propeller-induced flow. Research limitations/implications – The incidence angle is in the range of 0-80°with an increment of 20°. The free stream velocity and RPM used are 6 m/s and 5,000 rpm, respectively. Originality/value – A propeller is simplified to an actuator disk and an actuator volume.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Emerald Insight editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ The original PDF of the article can be found at Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology website : http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/AEAT-06-2014-0087
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Kasetsart University - KU (THAILAND)
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Deposited By: Jean-Marc MOSCHETTA
Deposited On:07 Jan 2016 09:57

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