The flowfield and pressure distribution of a rotor blade in reverse flow is studied using stereoscopic particle image velocimetry. The 2-bladed teetering rotor with rigid NACA0013 untwisted untapered blades, with manually set collective and cyclic pitch, is operated at advance ratios from 0.7 to 1.0. Results are presented from azimuths 240 and 270 degrees, where the velocity field in chordwise sectional planes at two radial stations are analyzed, at two advance ratios. The paper is focused on two aspects. First is calculation of the total circulation around each blade section, and around the strong sharp-edge vortex seen below the blade in these sections. The second is the surface and flowfield pressures derived from the 3-component velocity field obtained from closely-spaced planes, after interpolation to satisfy the mass continuity equation. The pressure extraction technique is being developed using a yawed-cylinder test case, and shows good success in satisfying continuity between data planes.
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Pressure Fields Around a Rotor Blade in Reverse Flow
Hiremath, N, Shukla, D, Huang, Z, & Komerath, N. "Pressure Fields Around a Rotor Blade in Reverse Flow." Proceedings of the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1A, Symposia: Turbomachinery Flow Simulation and Optimization; Applications in CFD; Bio-Inspired and Bio-Medical Fluid Mechanics; CFD Verification and Validation; Development and Applications of Immersed Boundary Methods; DNS, LES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods; Fluid Machinery; Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow-Induced Noise in Industrial Applications; Flow Applications in Aerospace; Active Fluid Dynamics and Flow Control — Theory, Experiments and Implementation. Washington, DC, USA. July 10–14, 2016. V01AT12A003. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2016-7685
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