Pusher-Propeller Blade Loading With and Without Pylon Trailing-Edge Blowing

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The aerodynamic interaction e_ects characteristic of pusher propellers were studied at the Large Low-Speed Facility of the German{Dutch wind tunnels (DNW-LLF). A propeller model was positioned downstream of a pylon equipped with a trailing-edge blowing system. Surface-pressure transducers integrated into the propeller blades con_rmed the local impact of the pylon wake on the blade loads. At an intermediate thrust setting, the sectional lift impulsively increased by 30% during the wake passage. The application of pylon blowing decreased the integral velocity de_cit in the pylon wake by up to 77% compared to the unblown case. As a result, the load uctuations during the wake encounter were practically eliminated, thereby mitigating the adverse installation e_ects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference
Subtitle of host publication Washington, USA
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-437-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event34th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference - Washington, United States
Duration: 13 Jun 201617 Jun 2016
Conference number: 34


Conference34th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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