Localized blade-root IBC for rotor-performance enhancement and vibration reduction

dc.contributor.author Küfmann, P.
dc.contributor.author Bartels, R.
dc.contributor.author Wall, B.G. van der
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-16T15:14:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-16T15:14:39Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on numerical investigations of the effects of non-harmonic Individual Blade Control (IBC) or Localized Pitch Control (LPC). Different non-harmonic control schemes for the blade-root pitch are presented, optimized for performance enhancement as well as simultaneous vibration reduction and compared to a conventional approach using 2/rev Higher Harmonic Control (HHC). The calculations were performed using the DLR’s comprehensive rotor code S4, simulating two different isolated model rotors at an advance ratio of ?=0.32 with a modified Beddoes inflow model and including rotor-fuselage interaction. In simulations with Bo-105 model rotor blades, LPC was found to perform superior to conventional 2/rev HHC, with reductions in required power of up to -3.62% (-2.26% in power and -57.3% in vibration levels during multi-objective optimization). However, when applied to a more modern rotor blade the margins for power savings as well as vibration reduction were found to be significantly lower.
dc.identifier.other 32-A-paper
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11881/3496
dc.language.iso en
dc.title Localized blade-root IBC for rotor-performance enhancement and vibration reduction
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