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 Title & Authors
Performance Evaluation of Propeller for High Altitude by using Experiment and Computational Analysis
Park, Donghun; Cho, Taehwan; Kim, Cheolwan; Kim, Yangwon; Lee, Yunggyo;
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 Abstract
Wind tunnel experiment and computational analysis have been carried out to evaluate the performance of propeller for scale electric-powered HALE UAV, named EAV-2H+. Performance curves are measured for three propellers and their adequacy for EAV-2H+ installation is examined through consideration of operating conditions. Decline in performance coefficients is observed in low rpm region. Also, the effect of transition tape on propeller performance is measured and analyzed. The computational performance analyses are carried out by using commercial CFD program. The thrust and power coefficient from computations show good agreement with experimental results. Performance coefficients are compared and the influence of measurement device which contributes to discrepancy of the results is examined. Transition SST model is confirmed to yield the tendency of performance decline in low rpm range, similar to experimental observation. The decrease in aerodynamic performance of blade element due to low Reynolds number is identified to cause the decline in propeller performance. Analyses for high altitude conditions confirms degradation in propeller performance.
 Keywords
Propeller;High Altitude Long Endurance;Unmanned Aerial Vehicle;Low Reynolds Number;Wind Tunnel Test;
 Language
Korean
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