Wind, Aircraft Propellers and Rotors

Wind, Aircraft Propellers and Rotors

A key aerodynamic characteristic of wind turbine design, as well as for propeller and rotor blade simulation is the lack of flow guidance due to low blade solidity. Consequently, requirements include power delivery and aerodynamic efficiency over a broad range of flow incidence. Reliability and safety are also paramount due to inaccessibility and human safety considerations.

The challenge for designers is to develop equipment that combines high aerodynamic efficiency with outstanding durability. Success requires high-fidelity simulation in each discipline with easy cross-discipline collaboration, so components and assemblies meet multiple objectives.

ANSYS CFD, geometry and meshing tools enable you to develop rotor blades with high aerodynamic efficiency and robustness. Used in conjunction with ANSYS structural tools, high-fidelity aeromechanic analysis leads to reliable bladed components, optimized for weight, strength, durability and efficiency.