Is there any way to calculate the thrust provided by a propeller, given only the geometry of the propeller and the windspeed.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Given:

Stationary propeller

Wind Speed = 30 m/s

Blades = 10

Propeller Geometry:

Constant Chord length (γ)

Square tip Propeller

Pitch at root = α

Pitch at tip = β

Advance ratio = 1.17

Propeller Rotation = ω

Blade Span = ε

Blade Diameter = μ

Hub Diameter = σ

Assume linear change in pitch

We do not know the downstream velocity therefore thrust calculation is complicated. Any ideas how to go about this problem? I am also starting to learn CFD calculations using Fluent but the mesh is very complicated. I must also check using some numerical solution. Ideas?

Thank you

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# Calculation of Propeller Thrust

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