Aerodynamic optimization of the DONuT (dron with oriented thrust) rotor

Author
Marion Marduel and Alfonso Velencoso Gomez
License
Creative Commons CC BY 4.0
Abstract

The present work analyses designs of coaxial rotor systems in an attempt to maximize its performance in hover flight. The study is carried out with the software XROTOR and CROTOR. Influence of parameters such as tip radius, revolutions per minute, lift coefficient and number of blades have been studied. The optimization process has been carried out on two possible models of the drone DONuT. Both of them are designed to allowfor torque cancellation. In order to validate the designs, the optimized models have been 3-D printed to be tested in a test bench.

Aerodynamic optimization of the DONuT (dron with oriented thrust) rotor