AIR4065A Propeller/Propfan In-Flight Thrust Determination

Stabilized

05/29/2012

Features
Issuing Committee
Scope
Content
AIR 4065, "Propeller/Propfan In-Flight Thrust Determination" addresses steady state propeller thrust as applied to aircraft which are usually powered by gas turbine engines. It includes theory, examples and methods which have been used. Specifically two methods are discussed, the "J" or traditional J,Cp,Ct, η method including the SBAC variation and a new method we call the "Theta" method which is dependent on knowing blade angle, power/torque and flight Mach number. Implementation guidelines are offered as well as overall approaches to flight testing. Appendices include expansions on theory and testing as well as examples.
Rationale
Content
The overall objectives and approach described in this document were intended to provide guidance and benchmarking. Readers may refer to this approach and practice guidance for application, comparison, or extension to their specific related tasks, using the appropriate technical data, requirements and the most current applicable references. The general approach and guidance are considered stable in regards to the above stated intent.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/AIR4065A
Pages
216
Citation
SAE International Information Report, Propeller/Propfan In-Flight Thrust Determination, SAE Standard AIR4065A, Stabilized May 2012, Reaffirmed November 2004, Issued May 1993, https://doi.org/10.4271/AIR4065A.
Additional Details
Publisher
Published
May 29, 2012
Product Code
AIR4065A
Content Type
Information Report
Status
Stabilized
Language
English

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