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Reference Number EP/V05614X/1
Title Aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of closely coupled rotors
Status Started
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 10%;
Not Energy Related 90%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 80%;
Applied Research and Development 20%;
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr CC Paruchuri

Sch of Engineering
University of Southampton
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 March 2022
End Date 28 February 2026
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £1,253,298
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine
Region South East
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr CC Paruchuri , Sch of Engineering, University of Southampton (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Dr B (Bharathram ) Ganapathisubramani , School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Professor P Joseph , School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr SD Prior , Sch of Engineering, University of Southampton (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Leonardo (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Mejzlik Propellers s.r.o (0.000%)
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Abstract This proposal brings together specialists in aeroacoustics, aerodynamics and flight vehicle design to address directly this major gap in understanding aimed at enabling the design and development of efficient and quiet future multi-rotor propulsion systems. This proposal describes detailed flow and noise measurements in state-of-the-art facilities to gain a fundamental understanding into the aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of overlapping propeller systems. High fidelity flow and noise data will be used to establish new design principles and semi-analytical predictive models for high-efficiency low-noise multi-rotor configurations. In the final phase of the project the results from the project will be exploited to develop a full-scale low-noise multi-rotor demonstrator
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Added to Database 23/03/22