Interaction of two micro-propellers in coplanar and coaxial arrangement for UAV application

Kumar, N and Deshpande, PJ and Dodamani, Ravi and Antony, R and Girish Prasad, M (2019) Interaction of two micro-propellers in coplanar and coaxial arrangement for UAV application. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 8 (2). pp. 5992-5995. ISSN 22773878

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In the present work, we have focused on the understanding of the effect of gap between micro propellers in coplanar and in coaxial arrangements on the thrust generation experimentally. In a way it’s a preliminary optimization of the spacing and placement of the micro propellers in a multirotor UAV system. APC 12-inch diameter (D) (12X8 E) and Master air screw (MAS) 11-inch diameter (11X6) propellers each 2 in numbers were considered in the study. A static testing rig was built with a provision to mount the propellers in coplanar and in coaxial arrangements. A thrust was measured using a single component load cell. Parameters like current consumption by BLDC motors and propeller RPM were also monitored. For coplanar arrangement, there is no influence of gap (G) between the propellers on the coefficient of thrust (CT). However, for G/D<0.2 random variation in CT is observed. Similarly, for propellers in coaxial arrangement, for smaller gap between the propellers along the axis is found to generate higher thrust. This optimization of the gap between the propellers may be lead to a compact multi-rotor UAV system having higher payload carrying capacity or higher endurance

Item Type: Article
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Design, Testing & Performance
AERONAUTICS > Avionics & Aircraft Instrumentation
AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Stability and Control
ENGINEERING > Mechanical Engineering
ENGINEERING > Structural Mechanics
Depositing User: Mrs SK Pratibha
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2021 11:38
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 11:38

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