Design of a propeller fan using 3-D Inverse Design Method and CFD for high efficiency and low aerodynamic noise

Hidenobu Okamoto, Akira Goto, Masato Furukawa

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Abstract

Three-Dimensional Inverse Design Method, where the 3-D blade profile is designed for a specified blade loading distribution, has been applied for designing a propeller fan rotor with high efficiency and low noise. A variety of the blade loading distributions (pressure jump across the blade), vortex pattern (forced vortex, free vortex, and compound vortex) and the stacking conditions (sweep angles) were specified and the corresponding 3-D blade configurations were obtained. Among the 22 different designs, 14 propeller fan rotors including the reproduced baseline fan were manufactured by a rapid prototyping based on a selective laser sintering system (SLS) and tested. It was confirmed experimentally that the best design achieved about 5.7 points improvement in the peak total-to-static efficiency and the 2.6dB(A) reduction in aerodynamic noise. The flow mechanisms leading to the higher efficiency and lower aerodynamic noise were discussed based on experiments and the RANS steady flow simulations. Based on these investigations, design guidelines for the inverse design of propeller fan rotors with higher efficiency and lower aerodynamic noise were proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009
Pages165-171
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, FEDSM2009 - Vail, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2009Aug 6 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009
Volume2

Other

Other2009 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, FEDSM2009
CountryUnited States
CityVail, CO
Period8/2/098/6/09

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Propellers
Fans
Aerodynamics
Computational fluid dynamics
Vortex flow
Rotors
Flow simulation
Rapid prototyping
Steady flow
Pressure distribution
Sintering
Lasers
Experiments

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Okamoto, H., Goto, A., & Furukawa, M. (2009). Design of a propeller fan using 3-D Inverse Design Method and CFD for high efficiency and low aerodynamic noise. In Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009 (pp. 165-171). (Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2009-78454

Design of a propeller fan using 3-D Inverse Design Method and CFD for high efficiency and low aerodynamic noise. / Okamoto, Hidenobu; Goto, Akira; Furukawa, Masato.

Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009. 2009. p. 165-171 (Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009; Vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Okamoto, H, Goto, A & Furukawa, M 2009, Design of a propeller fan using 3-D Inverse Design Method and CFD for high efficiency and low aerodynamic noise. in Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009. Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009, vol. 2, pp. 165-171, 2009 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, FEDSM2009, Vail, CO, United States, 8/2/09. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2009-78454
Okamoto H, Goto A, Furukawa M. Design of a propeller fan using 3-D Inverse Design Method and CFD for high efficiency and low aerodynamic noise. In Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009. 2009. p. 165-171. (Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009). https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2009-78454
Okamoto, Hidenobu ; Goto, Akira ; Furukawa, Masato. / Design of a propeller fan using 3-D Inverse Design Method and CFD for high efficiency and low aerodynamic noise. Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009. 2009. pp. 165-171 (Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009).
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