DeGroff, Harold M. (1948) Calculation of the optimum pitch distribution of a propeller with sweepback. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12192008-151056
The principal problem dealt with is the derivation of a method for computing the optimum pitch distribution of a lightly loaded, sweptback propeller. The method is based on an extension to the work of Glauert as presented in Volume IV of the Durand series. A complete calculation is carried out for a swept propeller in which the resultant velocities along the blade vary through the transonic regime. The analytical work is simplified by the use of the calculus of variations. A survey of the German literature on this topic is included along with a complete discussion of the aerodynamic parameters to be considered in making of such a design.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Engineer's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1948|
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|Deposited On:||15 Jan 2009|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 03:14|
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