Numerical Investigation of Effect of Parameters on Hovering Efficiency of an Annular Lift Fan Aircraft

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Yun Jiang ; Bo Zhang (2016)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Aerospace (Basel) (issn: 2226-4310)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/aerospace3040035
  • Subject: annular duct | ducted fan | lift fan | hovering efficiency | optimization | aircraft | Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics | TL1-4050

The effects of various parameters on the hovering performance of an annular lift fan aircraft are investigated by using numerical scheme. The pitch angle, thickness, aspect ratio (chord length), number of blades, and radius of duct inlet lip are explored to optimize the... View more
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