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Title:

Comparing 3D and 2D CFD for Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Rotor Performance Prediction

Author(s):
W.J.F. Koning, B.G. Allan, E.A. Romander, W. Johnson
Abstract:
Single and coaxial rotor performance simulations for the Mars Helicopter Ingenuity rotor are performed for representative Mars atmospheric conditions. Analyses are presented using both a high-fidelity 3D CFD model of the rotor and 2D CFD models of the airfoil sections for comprehensive analyses that use CAMRADII (Comprehensive Analytical Model of Rotorcraft Aerodynamics and Dynamics). When available, the airfoil performance calculations are generated using a numerical approach identical to that used in the high-fidelity 3D model, allowing for a direct comparison between the approaches. Experimental data from a validation campaign to explore higher thrust from an Ingenuity rotor is provided to substantiate a discussion on the simulation fidelity required for both coaxial and single rotor performance predictions. The data is in support of the Sample Recovery Helicopter (SRH) element that serves as the primary backup for tube retrieval as part of the Mars Sample Return (MSR) Campaign. Insights on modeling turbulence at low Reynolds numbers and its influence on the rotor figure of merit are discussed. Key rotor performance metrics are compared. A detailed investigation into differences between 2D and 3D rotor performance predictions, spanwise loading, and rotor stall behavior is included.
Event:
49th European Rotorcraft Forum 2023, Bückeburg, 2023
Mediatype:
Conference Paper
Language:
englisch
Format:
21,0 x 29,7 cm, 15 Pages
Published in:
DGLR-Bericht, 2023, 2023-01, 49th European Rotorcraft Forum 2023 - Proceedings; S.1-15; 2023; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt - Lilienthal-Oberth e.V., Bonn
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Published:
2023


This Document is part of a superordinate publication:
49th European Rotorcraft Forum 2023 - Proceedings