The Analysis of Propellers Including Interaction Effects 790576
Analytical and experimental studies have been undertaken on propellers operating in the unsteady flow field produced by interaction effects due to the fuselage, wing, and nacelles. Methods have been developed and verified experimentally for determining the velocity field in which a propeller operates as well as its aerodynamic and dynamic response to this unsteady environment. Methods are presented for predicting the net thrust of a propeller-wing-body combination as well as the unsteady thrust and torque acting on the propeller. Sample calculations as well as wind tunnel and flight test results are presented which illustrates the sensitivity of a propeller to the flow field in which it is operating.