MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 126, 2017Annual Session of Scientific Papers IMT ORADEA 2017
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||09 October 2017|
Quadcopter thrust optimization with ducted-propeller
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In relation to quadcopter body frame model, propeller can be categorized into propeller with ducted and without ducted. This study present differences between those two using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) method. Both categories utilize two blade-propeller with diameter of 406 (mm). Propeller rotation generates acceleration per time unit on the volume of air. Based on the behavior of generated air velocity, ducted propeller can be modeled into three versions. The generated thrust and performance on each model were calculated to determine the best model. The use of ducted propeller increases the total weight of quadcopter and also total thrust. The influence of this modeling were analyzed in detail with variation of angular velocity propeller from 1000 (rpm) to 9000 (rpm). Besides the distance between propeller tip and ducted barrier, the size of ducted is also an important part in thrust optimization and total weight minimization of quadcopter.
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