Revolutionary Flight Vehicle Based on Leonardo da Vinci Aerial Screw: A Paradigm Shift in VTOL Technology

dc.contributor.advisorChopra, Inderjiten_US
dc.contributor.authorPrete, Austin Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-27T05:37:45Z
dc.date.available2022-09-27T05:37:45Z
dc.date.issued2022en_US
dc.description.abstractAerial screws are rotors that consist of continuous large solidity single surface blades, which are able to provide significant thrust and control authority at increased power consumption when compared to traditional rotor blades. By leveraging a unique bound tip vortex, also observed in delta-wings, aerial screws are able to attain figure of merit values nearing 0.7 or higher, comparable to a modern rotorcraft. To prove the function of aerial screws, physical models were fabricated and flight tested. The primary objective of this paper is to explore the performance of a 6-in (0.152 m) diameter aerial screw and compare its performance with a 6-in (0.152 m) diameter traditional rotor, to demonstrate its feasibility in a quadrotor configuration and to show its efficiency as determined in the student designs from the 2019-2020 VFS student design competition.en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/8mmv-fe0w
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/29329
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAerospace engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAerialen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddaVincien_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDroneen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhelictoperen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRotoren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledScrewen_US
dc.titleRevolutionary Flight Vehicle Based on Leonardo da Vinci Aerial Screw: A Paradigm Shift in VTOL Technologyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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