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Accession Number ADA562713
Title Viability of Cross-Flow Fan for Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 77p
Personal Author C. T. Delagrange
Abstract The present study is focused on determining a housing design that, when paired with an off-the-shelf cross-flow fan rotor, will generate a trust- to-weight ratio significant enough to allow for vertical take-off. The commercial computational fluid dynamics software, ANSYS CFX, was used to perform a computational analysis of various housing designs until a suitable design was identified to construct for experimentation. Following the analytical phase, the conceptual housing was fabricated and paired with an appropriate rotor to validate the predicted performance. The experimental model was operated at speeds from 4,000 to 8,000 rpm and the actual and projected thrust calculations were found to agree with a maximum difference of less than 7%.
Keywords Aircraft landings
Foreign reports
Off the shelf equipment
Vertical orientation
Vertical takeoff aircraft

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51B - Aeronautics
51C - Aircraft
81D - Jet & Gas Turbine Engines
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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