Currently, a growing interest for the propulsion of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be recognized. To adress this, small-scale fixed-pitched propellers are analyzed in this work, both in isolated and ducted configurations. Due to their flight envelope, UAVs are likely to operate at highly inclined inflow conditions and even under reversed inflow, having a major influence on the flow field around a propeller. In order to investigate this influence, all analyses are performed at a range of inf... »
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IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
This research was funded by the Bavarian Research Foundation (Bayerische Forschungsstiftung) under the grant number AZ-1277-17. Furthermore, the successful collaboration with the project partner Rolls-Royce Deutschland is highly acknowledged. Special thanks are addressed to ANSYS for providing the flow simulation software.