Propeller Simulation and Testing (SolidWorks)

The main aim of the simulations presented below was to take a look at the propeller downstream wind conditions and its properties that will generate the appropriate force to drive the Eco-Bot for Robocon16 for IITK.

Propeller specification has two numbers. The first number indicates the diameter of the propeller in inches. The second number indicates the propeller pitch in inches. All the propellers used in the following simulations are 15×4 propellers with 2 blades.

Figure 1: Showing the control volume used in all the following simulation plots
Figure 2: Side view of the flow. Angular velocity of the propeller: 500 rads/s. Contour lines represents velocity of the air
Figure 3: Perpendicular cut plot view of the flow at a distance of 10cm from the propeller. Angular velocity of the propeller: 500 rads/s. Contour lines represents velocity of the air
Figure 4: Perpendicular cut plot view of the flow at a distance of 15cm from the propeller. Angular velocity of the propeller: 500 rads/s. Contour lines represents velocity of the air
Figure 5: Perpendicular cut plot view of the flow at a distance of 20cm from the propeller. Angular velocity of the propeller: 500 rads/s. Contour lines represents velocity of the air.
Figure 6: Side view of the flow. Angular velocity of the propeller: 1000 rads/s. Contour lines represents velocity of the air
Figure 7: Perpendicular cut plot view of the flow at a distance of 10cm from the propeller. Angular velocity of the propeller: 1000 rads/s. Contour lines represents velocity of the air
Figure 8: Perpendicular cut plot view of the flow at a distance of 15cm from the propeller. Angular velocity of the propeller: 1000 rads/s. Contour lines represents velocity of the air.
Figure 9: Perpendicular cut plot view of the flow at a distance of 20cm from the propeller. Angular velocity of the propeller: 1000 rads/s. Contour lines represents velocity of the air
Figure 10: Side view of the flow. Angular velocity of the propeller: 2000 rads/s. Contour lines represents velocity of the air
Figure 11: Perpendicular cut plot view of the flow at a distance of 10cm from the propeller. Angular velocity of the propeller: 2000 rads/s. Contour lines represents velocity of the air
Figure 12: Perpendicular cut plot view of the flow at a distance of 15cm from the propeller. Angular velocity of the propeller: 2000 rads/s. Contour lines represents velocity of the air
Figure 13: Perpendicular cut plot view of the flow at a distance of 20cm from the propeller. Angular velocity of the propeller: 2000 rads/s. Contour lines represents velocity of the air

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