Investigation of Aerodynamic Interference in a Multirotor by PIV Method
Zbigniew Czyż 1  
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Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Institute of Aviation, Aerodynamics Department, Krakowska 110/114, 02-256 Warsaw, Poland
Publish date: 2018-03-01
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2018; 12(1):106–114
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This paper presents part of the investigation into aerodynamics of the vertical take-off and landing multirotor. There are described the technology to design a research object and the Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) setup to measure airflow around the aircraft. The around-the-aircraft speed distribution was investigated for an angle of attack of 0o and for four different configurations. The results are presented in form of vector velocity field of airflow on the plane of symmetry of the test object. The results enabled the characteristics of speed vs. the distance from the fuselage. It was observed that the push propeller and the main rotor impact the speed field around the fuselage.
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Zbigniew Czyż   
Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland