A model for international teaming in aircraft design by James F. Marchman, Lloyd R. Jenkinson, G. J. Page

By James F. Marchman, Lloyd R. Jenkinson, G. J. Page

Plane layout three (2000) 239 - 247

This paper describes the character and improvement of an undergraduate plane layout path regarding scholars in US and united kingdom universities operating in an built-in crew that types the overseas collaboration normal within the aerospace undefined. The reasoning that resulted in this collaboration is printed and info of the company and administration of the programme defined. Observations from the 3 years of expertise with working the programme are made and a few total conclusions given. a number of the layout tasks are illustrated together with the roadable airplane layout which gained the 1999/2000 NASA/FAAAGATE nationwide normal Aviation layout festival. The collaboration has been profitable from a tutorial point of view and might function an efficient version which may be followed through different pairs of universities.

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Because it has a definite value and length, depending on the prop’s characteristics, it can be used for experimental measurements, hence the name. Negative A of A RAF E D Experimental pitch Blade element Blade angle A Plane of rotation B Diagram 3, Experimental Pitch A fixed-pitch propeller has only one experimental pitch, while a constant-speed prop’s pitch is variable over the available operating range of the blade angles between the fine and coarse pitch stops. The experimental pitch may also be known as the ‘zero thrust pitch’ or the ‘exponential mean pitch’.

This was achieved by pressurising the pitch change mechanism cylinder with a bicycle pump to turn the blades to fine/flat pitch for take-off and climb. As the air speed increased, dynamic air pressure acting on a disc on the front of the prop spinner overcame the cylinder’s internal compressed air pressure and turned the blades to coarse pitch; and there they stayed for the remainder of the flight. There was no way to alter the pitch while airborne and the landing (and go-around if necessary) was flown with coarse pitch.

The advantages of the fixed-pitch prop are its simplicity of operation for low time pilots, it is the cheapest type to install on an aircraft and it is relatively maintenance free due to the absence of a constant-speed unit (CSU). Its disadvantage is it gives its maximum efficiency at only one air speed, known as the ‘design air speed’. At any other speed, above or below the design air speed, the prop efficiency will be reduced. However, in general, a prop will normally be chosen from a family of props to suit the aircraft’s design air speed.

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