New Hybrid Method for Predicting the Flowfields of Helicopter Rotors

@inproceedings{Zhao2006NewHM,
  title={New Hybrid Method for Predicting the Flowfields of Helicopter Rotors},
  author={Qi-jun Zhao and Guo-Hua Xu and Jing-Gen Zhao},
  year={2006}
}
Based on a Navier-Stokes/full potential/free wake solver, a new hybrid method was developed for efficient predictions of the three-dimensional viscous flowfield of a helicopter rotor under both hover and forward flight conditions. The developed flow solver was composed of three modules: 1) a compressible Navier-Stokes analysis to model the viscous flow and near wake about the blade, 2) a compressible potential flow analysis to model the inviscid isentropic potential flow region far away from… CONTINUE READING