Abstract Title

Aerodynamic and Structural Analysis of a Levitated Annular Rotor System Designed for a Novel Air Vertical Takeoff and Landing Vehicle

Faculty Mentor Name

William Crisler

Format Preference

Poster

Abstract

The Levitated Annular Rotor System (LARS), designed by KRyanCreative LLC, is a propulsion system for an air vehicle capable of extreme heavy lift. The LARS would allow for efficient delivery of electromagnetic energy to enable the near frictionless rotation of rotor blades. The net gains in power allows for a significant increase in lift compared to vertical lift aircraft used today. The structure used to support tip driven rotor systems is projected to undergo a significant amount of stress that proves to be the main difficulty with the design. This project is a paper study of KRyanCreative LLC’s proposed design in order to refine engineering parameters and better understand the structural limits of the system. The study will be conducted in conjunction with KRyanCreative LLC and the end goal will be to apply for a small business innovation research grant through the National Science Foundation.

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  • IGNITE AWARD

Location

ERAU - Prescott, AZ; AC1-Atrium, 11 am - 3 pm | Eagle Gym, 7 - 9 pm

Start Date

3-29-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

3-29-2019 9:00 PM

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Mar 29th, 11:00 AM Mar 29th, 9:00 PM

Aerodynamic and Structural Analysis of a Levitated Annular Rotor System Designed for a Novel Air Vertical Takeoff and Landing Vehicle

ERAU - Prescott, AZ; AC1-Atrium, 11 am - 3 pm | Eagle Gym, 7 - 9 pm

The Levitated Annular Rotor System (LARS), designed by KRyanCreative LLC, is a propulsion system for an air vehicle capable of extreme heavy lift. The LARS would allow for efficient delivery of electromagnetic energy to enable the near frictionless rotation of rotor blades. The net gains in power allows for a significant increase in lift compared to vertical lift aircraft used today. The structure used to support tip driven rotor systems is projected to undergo a significant amount of stress that proves to be the main difficulty with the design. This project is a paper study of KRyanCreative LLC’s proposed design in order to refine engineering parameters and better understand the structural limits of the system. The study will be conducted in conjunction with KRyanCreative LLC and the end goal will be to apply for a small business innovation research grant through the National Science Foundation.

  • POSTER PRESENTATION
  • IGNITE AWARD