Propellor aerodynamics : the history, aerodynamics & operation of aircraft propellors / Frank E. Hitchens.
- [Luton, Bedfordshire] : Andrews UK Limited, 2015.
1 online resource (203 p.)
- Propellers, Aerial.
- Electronic books.
- Classical aerodynamics is a compulsory study subject for pilots at all levels of experience. Propeller Aerodynamics is a subset of this fascinating subject. Propellers have their unique aerodynamic terminology, forces and handling requirements, knowledge of which all pilots must be aware of to safely handle the aircraft they are flying. Incorrect propeller handling can cause damage to the aircraft and reduce performance efficiency. Most aerodynamic text books only give a brief view of propeller aerodynamics; however this book Propeller Aerodynamics delves more deeply into this subject. The boo
- Cover; Contents; Front matter; Title page; Publisher information; Introduction; Body matter; 1 - The History of Aircraft Propellers; Airscrews; The First Airborne Props; The Wright Brothers; Aerodynamic Theories; Variable-pitch Propellers; Constant-speed Propellers; Spitfires and Hurricanes; Five-blades or Six?; Counter & Contra-rotating Props; Lockheed C-130 Hercules; De-ice for Props; Propeller Manufacturers; The First Turboprops; Supersonic Propellers; Record Breakers; Propulsors; Propfans; Conclusion; 2 - Propeller Pitch; The Working Fluid; Propeller Terminology; Propeller Pitch
Helix AngleBlade Angle & Twist; Experimental Pitch; Geometric Pitch; Slip; Brief Review; Advance/Diameter Ratio; Fixed-pitch Propellers; Variable Pitch & Constant Speed Propellers; 3 - Thrust & Efficiency; Propulsive Efficiency; Power to the Prop; Power Absorption; Activity Factor; Solidity; Prop Diameter; Number of Blades; Aspect Ratio; Prop Blade Loading; Prop Disc Loading; Propwash Thrust; Prop Blade Drag; Propeller Icing; 4 - Effect on the Aircraft's Stability; Prop Torque Force; Prop Location; Helical Propwash; 'P' Factor; Gyroscopic Effect; Centreline Thrust; Minimum Control Speed (VMC)
Counter-rotating PropellersContra-rotating Propellers; 5 - Prop Tip Speed & Noise; The Cause of Noise; High-speed Aerodynamics; Tip Speed; Tips, Blade Shape & Materials; Synchronizing; How Noisy are They?; 6 - Propeller Forces & Stress; Windmilling Prop Forces; Reverse Thrust Forces; Prop Stress; The Balanced Prop; 7 - Turboprops, Propulsors & Propfans; Propulsors; Propfans; 8 - Constant-speed Units; The Oil/Counterweight Type; The Beech & McCauley Types; The Hamilton Standard Type; Air/Oil Type; The Hydromatic CSU; The Curtiss Electric Propeller; 9 - Propeller Operation; Governor Check
Running SquareReducing power; Lock-on; Overspeed Condition; Windmilling; The Feathering Prop; Ground Feathering; Negative Torque System; Autofeathering; Simulated Zero Thrust; Reverse Thrust; Safety Around the Prop; Conclusion; Back matter; Glossary; Bibliography; Other Titles Available
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