Parameter analysis and design for the hovering thrust of a quad-rotor air vehicle using CFD and design of experiment

Jaehyun Yoon, Jongsoo Lee

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The present study explores the aerodynamic parameter analysis and design of a quad-rotor air vehicle in hover using Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and Design of experiments (DOE). Following the identification of the center distance between rotors in terms of hovering thrust and velocity/pressure distributions, the blade-shape parameter design is implemented to predict the optimal levels of twist angle, maximum chord position, blade cross-section type and twist position, and the significant factor effects and factor interactions in DOE are discussed. The present study shows that optimized twist angle and twist-starting position enables maximum hovering thrust in the proposed quad-copter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-791
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1

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Design of experiments
Computational fluid dynamics
Rotors
Air
Pressure distribution
Aerodynamics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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