Figure 1: Simple Helicopter grid

Rot3dc is capable of handling many advanced rotor configurations in various flight conditions. Some configurations are listed below.

  • Bluff Bodies
  • Tilt Rotor
  • Tandem Rotor
  • Helicopter
  • Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT)
  • Quad Rotor

Simple Helicopter

Flow solution of a Simple Helicopter with a main rotor and a tail rotor is depicted.

Tandem Rotor

Body Pressure and rotor velocity magnitude solution of a tandem rotor case (CH-47) is shown.

Tilt Rotor

A V22 Osprey on hover near the ground is shown. Ground effects due to rotor wake can be studied by simulating these kind of scenarios.

Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT)

The Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine used in this case-study is the well known NREL Combined Experiment Phase-II wind turbine. Rot3dc is capable of predicting the power output of a HAWT and this is compared with the experimental data.