Joby Aviation is developing several novel aircraft designs that take advantage of the benefits of electric propulsion, all of which require significant high-fidelity aerodynamic analysis to fully realize the potential of the respective configurations. The S2 VTOL personal air vehicle employs tilt rotors with rotor blades that fold against their nacelles in cruise flight; STAR-CCM+® is used to analyze the trade-offs of the rotor performance with the drag of...
"It's important for the students to learn simulation before they enter the workforce, and this STAR CCM+ software gives them valuable experience." Roy Koomullil, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UAB
Presented at the Aerospace, Defense and Marine Conference 2010
Joby Aviation One promising solution in the search for a quiet, efficient VTOL aircraft configuration employs two-blade rotors which lock into a fixed position during horizontal flight, becoming lifting surfaces. The design of these blades and their integration onto an airframe pose many challenges, including performing this blade repositioning with a mechanism that is adequately simple, reliable, lightweight, and aerodynamic; determining a blade geometry...
Animation showing tip vortices from the propellers of a Hunter UAV and pressure contours on the body
STAR-CCM+에는 항공역학 분석, 양력 연구 및 다양한 설계 매개변수 테스트부터 최적의 솔루션을 찾기까지 UAV 설계 제품을 설계하고 테스트하는데 필요한 모든 도구가 있습니다.
항공기 설계를 위한 일반적 요구 사항 외에 UAV는 특히 배터리와 전기 모터와 관련된 특수한 요건이 있습니다.
STAR-CCM+는 이러한 모든 요건에 대한 패키지도 포함하고 있습니다. 보다 자세한 정보는 배터리 페이지 및 전기 기계 페이지를 참조하십시오.