Autors: Panayotov, F. K., Serbezov, V. S., Todorov, F. K.
Title: Aerodynamic testing of rotors and propellers for small unmanned aerial vehicles at Technical University-Sofia
Keywords: aerodynamics, propeller, unmanned aerial vehicle

Abstract: The recent massive introduction of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) brought the problem of absence of reliable aerodynamic data and models for propulsion systems that work at low Reynolds numbers. At the same time the new capabilities of modern measuring equipment permit detailed experimental investigations of the aerodynamic characteristics of such systems. This paper presents the results of work in this direction, carried out at, or with serious contribution of the Department of Aeronautics at Technical University of Sofia. Two test benches are presented. The first one is for static testing of small helicopter rotors. It is designed also with provisions for installation in suitable wind tunnels. The second one is a test stand for evaluation of electric power plants for unmanned aircraft vehicles. It can be used statically, or may be installed on the roof of an automobile for mobile testing. As an illustration experimental results are given for a specific model helicopter rotor



    IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 878, 9TH INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE "TechSys 2020" – ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS 14-16 May 2020, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2020, Bulgaria,

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