User’s guide for smooth-prop – A program for smoothing propeller tip geometry

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  1. Hally, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
The traditional method of specifying propeller geometry is to define a series of airfoil sections each of which is modified by local values of the chord length, pitch, skew angle and rake. Near the tip of the propeller, where the chord length reduces rapidly to zero, a blade defined in this way often has surface irregularities which make meshing for flow solvers difficult. This report is a user’s manual for a program that will smooth the irregularities near the tip and save the resulting propeller geometry in the IGES format which can be read by most flow solvers.

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Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-TM-2013-179 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Oct 2013
Number of Pages
36
DSTKIM No
CA039884
CANDIS No
800954
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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