DCAMM seminar - Single & Contra Rotating Propellers: A summary of Aerodynamics Aero-acoustic Models

A DCAMM seminar will be presented by

Professor Antonio Filippone
School of Engineering,
The University of Manchester, United Kingdom





In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in propeller systems because of their lower environmental impact (higher efficiency), as well as the advent of electrically powered vehicles. This new interest has generated a plethora of new configurations and spurred a development in sophisticated methods of analysis, design, and optimisation.
The seminar is divided in two parts: Single-rotation propellers and rotors, of which we present the basic aerodynamic models (vortex methods, rotor-on-rotor interference, wake models), alongside new configurations such as unequal blade spacing, folding propellers and tiltrotors. In the second part, we discuss contra-rotating propellers, basic aerodynamic and aero acoustic models, and present parametric cases and novel designs, including locked-rotors, and propellers with vanes.

Danish pastry, coffee and tea will be served 15 minutes before the seminar starts. 

All interested persons are invited


Fri 22 Sep 23
11:00 - 11:45



Building 414, Room 061E
Technical University of Denmark
27 MAY 2024