Numerical Study of Blade-Vortex Interaction (BVI) Noise Capturing

Tanabe, Yasutada;Saito, Shigeru;Takasaki, Keisuke;Fujita, Hajime

  • 발행 : 2008.11.30


The noise is one of the serious problems concerning helicopters operations. The issue of helicopter external noise generated mainly from a helicopter rotor has always affected the use of rotorcrafts, especially in the urban environment. The noise sources depend on the flight configurations. In particular, a noise generated by the interaction between blades and tip vortices mainly occurs during descent flight. This noise is called blade-vortex interaction (BVI) noise, and this BVI noise is particularly penalizing for helicopters. In this paper, a numerical study to capture the BVI noise is carried out. The numerical study is performed in two phases. In the first phase, a 2D simulation based on parallel BYI event of Kitapliglu et al experiment is performed. In the second phase, 3D simulation based on HART Ⅱ experiment is performed. Several experimental data such as thrust, torque, blade sectional load, its derivative and vortex location are compared with calculation results and the comparison showed reasonably good agreement.


JAXA;Blade-Vortex Interaction(BVI);Noise;Helicopter Rotor;HART II


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