Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino
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There is alot of freeware for propller and wing design available.
I will upload some software which might help you determine
Cd and Cl for each wing section and hence the applicable forces.
Rhino has a "Split line" command. It works great.
Without a way to apply a uniform paraboloic load distibution along the
length of the propeller vane I would break the propeller up into sections
along its length using split lines. Then I would calculate the load at the center
of each area according to its tangential velocity, planar area and coefficient for
drag or thrust.
The smaller the area, the better my approximation would be for the actual load distibution.
Hi:
The load distibution looks like it parabolic, since the tangential velocity of the propeller is
directy propotional to the radius or distance from the hub; and the applied thrust force and
drag is proportional to the velocity squared.
Scan and Solve has a hydrostatic load condition but nothing that would apply a parabolic load
distribution.
If version 1.6 of Scan and Solve allows scripts to be written; maybe, a script for parabolic load distibution could be written.
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