Decomposition of structural and hydrodynamic contributions for unsteady rotor thrust

M. L. Jonson, S. D. Young

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Abstract

A method is described for separating hydrodynamic excitation from structural responses for unsteady thrust measurements on a rotor driven by a dynamometer. The method exploits the hydrodynamic similitude by operating the rotor at a constant advance ratio for a range of RPM conditions. The normalization and decomposition of the frequency component of the unsteady thrust spectrum allows for the separation of hydrodynamic and structural components. The technique is structured such that the calibration of the dynamometer is performed without the rotor installed. Results are shown for the rotor operating in a turbulent flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages77-81
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 12 1995Nov 17 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period11/12/9511/17/95

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Jonson, M. L., & Young, S. D. (1995). Decomposition of structural and hydrodynamic contributions for unsteady rotor thrust. 77-81. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, USA, .