A piezocomposite solid-state rotor: Theoretical analysis of thrust and efficiency metrics

Taís Carneiro Ferreira De Castro, Onur Bilgen

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Abstract

This paper presents a summary on the ongoing research and development of a solid-state piezoelectric composite rotor design for use in rotary systems. The paper focuses on the theoretical analysis of a two-bladed rotor with varying parameters such as flight speed, blade pitch angle, and rotational speed. XROTOR, a blade element method based software, is used for analysis. The two-dimensional aerodynamic characteristics are acquired from the previous research on a Macro-Fiber Composite actuated simply supported thin airfoil. A set of simulations are conducted to determine the best geometric configuration, so the piezoelectric increase in thrust is maximized. The proposed hub-rotor system has the potential to be implemented in unmanned-aerial-vehicles such as single-rotor, tandem-rotor, multi-copter, and ducted-fan rotorcraft, or other rotating systems such as wind turbines, turbine engines, and marine propellers. This paper presents a summary of previous findings on a solid-state rotor prototype, and a new investigation on the theoretical aerodynamic behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2019
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859131
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventASME 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2019 - Louisville, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2019Sep 11 2019

Publication series

NameASME 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2019

Conference

ConferenceASME 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLouisville
Period9/9/199/11/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomaterials
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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