Edison Ksec2D와 Grid search법을 이용한 헬리콥터 블레이드 단면의 형상 최적화
In this paper, an optimization study on a helicopter rotor blade cross-section was made. Generalization was made to the baseline cross-section to simplify the analysis. To have better performance in aeroelastic response, with the aerodynamic center being the origin of the baseline, the distance between aerodynamic center and shear center, and the distance between mass center and shear center of the blade were minimized. For efficient searching of optimum solutions over the design space, grid search method, which is a method of graphical search was used. Two design variables, radius of balancing weight at leading edge, and offset of the spar from leading edge were selected for the study. Cubic spline interpolation method was used to accommodate searching of the optimum solution. 2-Leveled searching system was devised in accordance with the interpolation method. Optimum solution was found to show 6% decrease in both distance between aerodynamic center and shear center, and mass center and shear center to the baseline.