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Numerical analysis of the impact of sideslip angle on load of the gyrocopter stabilizers

    Zbigniew Czyż   Affiliation
    ; Paweł Karpiński Affiliation

Abstract

The paper presents some of the works related to the project of modern gyrocopter construction with the possibility of a short start, known as "jump-start". It also presents a methodology related to numerical calculations using Computational Fluid Dynamics based on ANSYS Fluent three-dimensional solver. The purpose of the work was to calculate the forces and aerodynamic moments acting on the gyrocopter stabilizers. The calculations were carried out for a range of angle of attack α from –20° to +25° and for a sideslip angle β from 0° to 20°. Based on the calculations carried out, analysis of the impact of the slip angle on the load on the stabilizers has been made.


First published online 17 February 2020

Keyword : aerodynamic force, autogyro, gyrocopter, gyroplane, sideslip angle, stabilizer

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Czyż, Z., & Karpiński, P. (2019). Numerical analysis of the impact of sideslip angle on load of the gyrocopter stabilizers. Aviation, 23(4), 114-122. https://doi.org/10.3846/aviation.2019.11924
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