This article presents a method for predicting contra rotating propellers individual and total performance which is fast and robust enough to be used in performance engine cycle and engine subsystems detailed design. The method is based on the use of single propeller maps and models mutual induced velocities thanks to one-dimensional theories. These velocities are responsible for interferences between propellers. This article goes through the assumptions on which stands the proposed method and shows that it is relevant compared against more complex methods such as lifting line theory and definitively provides a valuable easy-to-enforce preliminary design tool for open rotor propulsor controls sizing.
A Method for Predicting Contra Rotating Propellers Off-Design Performance
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Dubosc, M, Tantot, N, Beaumier, P, & Delattre, G. "A Method for Predicting Contra Rotating Propellers Off-Design Performance." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition. Volume 1A: Aircraft Engine; Fans and Blowers. Düsseldorf, Germany. June 16–20, 2014. V01AT01A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2014-25057
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