Numerical CFD Analysis of an Aerodynamic Head Cover of a Rotorcraft Motor

https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2018.3.42-47

  • Katarzyna Szwedziak
  • Tomasz Lusiak
  • Zaneta Grzywacz
  • Kacper Drozd
Keywords: CFD numerical analysis, autogyro, aerodynamic cover, rotor head

Abstract

Autogyros can become an alternative for the use of rotorcrafts in various fields of life, including agroforestry. They have better economic performance than helicopters, owing to, among other things, the presence of a bearing rotor. Most autogyros also have other advantages in terms of no need for the compliance with stringent regulatory regulations – with respect to new constructions, lower combustion, noise and emissions of toxic elements. The cover of the bearing rotor head is an important element of rotorcrafts, which demonstrates that aerodynamics plays an important role in aerodynamic designs. Therefore, in this article, air flow model testing is carried out for two types of the bearing rotor blades of an autogyro with and without a cover using the ANSYS Fluent program. An aerodynamic drag analysis was also performed.

Author Biographies

Katarzyna Szwedziak

Department of Biosystems Engineering, Faculty of Production Engineering and Logistics, Opole University of Technology, Poland

Tomasz Lusiak

Department of Thermodynamics of Fluid Mechanics and Air Drives, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Lublin University of Technology, Poland

Zaneta Grzywacz

Department of Biosystems Engineering, Faculty of Production Engineering and Logistics, Opole University of Technology, Poland

Kacper Drozd

Department of Thermodynamics of Fluid Mechanics and Air Drives, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Lublin University of Technology, Poland

Published
2018-09-30
How to Cite
Szwedziak, K., Lusiak, T., Grzywacz, Z., & Drozd, K. (2018). Numerical CFD Analysis of an Aerodynamic Head Cover of a Rotorcraft Motor. Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina, 20(3), 42-47. https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2018.3.42-47
Section
Mechanical Engineering in Transport