Measurement of noise and its correlation to performance and geometry of small aircraft propellers
Department of Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, CTU in Prague, Czech Republic
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Published online: 28 March 2016
A set of small model and UAV propellers is measured both in terms of aerodynamic performance and acoustic noise under static conditions. Apart from obvious correlation of noise to tip speed and propeller diameter the influence of blade pitch, blade pitch distribution, efficiency and shape of the blade is sought. Using the measured performance data a computational model for calculation of aerodynamic noise of propellers will be validated. The range of selected propellers include both propellers designed for nearly static conditions and propellers that are running at highly offdesign conditions, which allows to investigate i.e. the effect of blade stall on both noise level and performance results.
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