Determination of required torque to spin aircraft wheel at approach using ANSYS CFX

Al Roqi, Abdurrhman A and Wang, Weiji (2016) Determination of required torque to spin aircraft wheel at approach using ANSYS CFX. American Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 3 (2). pp. 13-23. ISSN 2376-4821

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Abstract

Many patents have suggested that spinning the aircraft wheel before touchdown would lessen tyre wear as indicated by landing smoke and rubber deposites on the runway caused by skidding wheel at the point of impact. In this paper, the required torque to spin the aircraft wheel at approach speed has been calculated using ANSYS Workbench CFX, which is used to determine the wheel aerodynamic forces developed by simulation of fluid flows in a virtual environment. The wheel has been tested against different wind speeds, and the aerodynamic forces for the spinning wheel are presented, which include; translational and rotational drags, lift created by vortex, and shaft rolling resistance.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Spinning aircraft wheel, Aerodynamic force, Translational drag, Rotational drag, SST turbulence RANS model, ANSYS CFX
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL0500 Aeronautics. Aeronautical engineering
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Depositing User: Abdurrhman Atig Turki Al Roqi
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 08:28
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 07:04
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61834

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