A New Blade Design for Rotating-Wing Air Vehicles
Reference: BLADE (Acronym)
Students: Mina Beril Sarıca, Sena Demirci
Rotating wing air vehicles, from helicopters to quadcopters, rely on rotating blades that have special geometry and structural behavior. These vehicles have several advantages over fixed-wing air vehicles that make them useful in certain applications. Blade geometry and material is essential to the successful operation of these vehicles. One of the most important criteria for success is the flight range, or, sometimes flight duration. Further, for vehicles using electricity for power, this criterion becomes essential.
In this project, a new blade geometry that was designed earlier will be optimized, prototyped, and tested.
- Elementary Solid Modelling
- Strength and Fluid Mechanics Analyses using FEM Tools
- Building a prototype
- Writing a report
Required Qualifications and Skills:
- Can-do-it personality
- 3D Modeling
- Academic research and report writing skills