I am a Co-op student trying to calculate the forces exerted on a prop shaft as the plane goes into a turn or incline/decline.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

this is my method of finding the moment exerted on the propeller for a plane in a turn

If the propellor is rotating about a horizontal axis (X) and the plane is in a turn, rotating about a vertical axis (Y) then there is a moment exerted on the propeller about a axis perpendicular to both the Y and X axis (Z axis) which is calculated by:

M_{z}= I_{prop}*[tex]\varpi[/tex]_{prop}*[tex]\varpi[/tex]_{plane}

where [tex]\varpi[/tex]_{plane}is calculated based on the radius of the turn the plane is making and the airspeed of the plane then [tex]\varpi[/tex]_{plane}= speed of plane / radius of turn * unit conversion to rad/s

Is that the extent of the forces?

Sorry if this isn't very concise

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# Calculating Gyration forces on a propellor shaft

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