Date of Defense

Fall 12-2-2003

First Advisor

Arthur Hoadley, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Second Advisor

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.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only