Date of Defense
Arthur Hoadley, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Kapseong Ro, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
In order to improve the experimental capabilities of the Applied Aerodynamics Laboratory, a propeller testing apparatus was designed, built, and tested to specification. The apparatus can be used statically to test a scale propeller's properties and efficiency with the wind tunnel in operation. The apparatus consists of an electric motor attached to a universal monitoring system that is in turn mounted on an existing balance in the wind tunnel. To verify the system's capabilities a scale propeller was run through a sequence of tests.
Giffin, William; Hendrickson, Daniel; and Wenstrom, Thomas C., "Design and Analysis of a Propeller Test Apparatus" (2003). Honors Theses. 578.
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