Lift-fan aircraft

lessons learned, the pilot"s perspective
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center, National Technical Information Service, distributor , Moffett Field, Calif, [Springfield, Va
Fan-in-wing aircraft., Short take-off and landing airc
Other titlesLift fan aircraft.
StatementRonald M. Gerdes.
SeriesNASA contractor report -- 177620., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-177620.
ContributionsAmes Research Center.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18064625M

An annular lift fan aircraft is a conceptual vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that was first systematically and numerically investigated in This concept was proposed to offer a VTOL solution for both high hovering efficiency and high cruise speed, using a large annular lift fan instead of the relatively small conventional circular lift fans used in the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan and.

contractors and others have authored hundreds of publications on lift-fan aircraft technology. Most of the lift-fan aircraft research was applicable to subsonic aircraft. For supersonic lift-fan aircraft, takeoff, landing, conversion to and from powered-lift flight, and some mission legs are at subsonic speeds.

This fact, and becauseFile Size: 2MB. $\begingroup$ @rbp: The usual way is to have two main jets, one from the engine exhaust and one Lift-fan aircraft book a lift fan or dedicated lift engines. Pitch and roll control is done by simple downward-pointing tubes with rotary valves at the extremes of the airframe which are fed by bleed air.

Most lift-fan aircraft research was conducted in the context of being applicable to subsonic aircraft. For supersonic lift-fan aircraft, takeoff, landing, conversion to and from powered-lift flight, and some mission legs are at subsonic speeds. Lift-fan aircraft book This fact, and because some research was generic, makes some subsonic research applicable to File Size: 3MB.

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It is not spiral-bound. The present study aimed at studying the transition of annular lift fan aircraft through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations.

The oscillations of lift and drag, the optimization for the figure of merit, and the characteristics of drag, yawing, rolling and pitching moments in transition are studied.

The results show that a two-stage upper and lower fan lift system can generate Cited by: 2. Get this from a library. Lift-fan aircraft: lessons learned, the pilot's perspective. [Ronald M Gerdes; Ames Research Center.].

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XV Author: GENERAL ELECTRIC CO CINCINNATI OH. The effects of various parameters on the hovering performance of an annular lift fan aircraft are investigated by using numerical scheme.

The pitch angle, thickness, aspect ratio (chord length), number of blades, and radius of duct inlet lip are explored to optimize the figure of merit. The annular lift fan is also compared with a conventional circular lift fan of the same features with Cited by: 2. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Two types of lift-fan propulsion system have been studied for operational VTOL aircraft: gas-coupled and mechanically coupled engines and fans. The gas-coupled system uses the hot gas from a gas generator to drive the fans through tip turbines on them.

Phantom Swift, named after Boeing’s Phantom Works facility in Mesa, Ariz., would get vertical thrust from four lift fans.

Two are housed fore and aft. The problem of transition maneuvers has been studied for different types of UAVs, including a fixed-wing aircraft equipped with a thrust vector engine and lift fan [], tilt-rotor aircraft [], tail-sitter aircraft [8, 9], ducted-fan VTOL aircraft [10, 11], and tilt-wing aircraft [12,13].

This paper discusses aircraft control power requirements provided by lift fan systems. Gas power transfer is described and estimated performance presented.

A performance comparison is made between the thrust spoiling system used in the present Army XV-5A flight research vehicle and a gas power transCited by: 1. Chapter Fans Malcolm J. McPherson 2 INTRODUCTION A fan is a device that utilizes the mechanical energy of a rotating impeller to produce both movement of the air and an increase in its total pressure.

The great majority of fans used in. Yes, a high powered turboshaft engine can be used to drive lift fans. Currently there aren't aviation turboshaft engines that can deliver that much power because they aren't needed to be that powerful.

For example, the most powerful turboshaft in. Lift-fan aircraft [microform]: lessons learned, the pilot's perspective / Ronald M. Gerdes National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center ; National Technical Information Service, distributor Moffett Field, Calif.: [Springfield, Va Australian/Harvard Citation.

Gerdes, Ronald M. & Ames Research Center. Lift-Fan Aircraft. Vertical-takeoff-and-landing operation requires thrust-to-weight ratios greater than that required for cruise. Significant increases in the static thrust of turbofan engines can be obtained by increasing the bypass ratio of the cruise engine for vertical takeoff and landing.

The National Academies Press. doi: "The lift fan air induction system for the Joint Strike Fighter STOVL variant has gone through an extensive development program, evolving from the side hinged bi-fold door concept used on the XB technology demonstrator aircraft to the current single piece aft hinged door design for the FB production aircraft.

Military aviation forum mainly focusing on the F, F and F jet fighters. Contains high quality discussions and has a gentle but strict moderation. With VTOL X-Planes, DARPA aims for a futuristic lift. The Pentagon's purveyor of far-out ideas wants a new breed of aircraft that's good at both hovering and high-speed : Jon Skillings.

Thanks for the reply, i am building an impelled for the lift fan to the diametions as detailed in mark porters book on hovercraft. it looking a little small so was thinking it might be for a 16th model as is the plan, Im making a 12th one so think ill scale the dimensions up and see what it looks like.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite Reston, VA Lift system design must be approached carefully, because, for an air-cushion vehicle (ACV), the lift power is still approximately one-third of the total craft installed power.

The chapter defines the cushion as an air supply and ducting system to be able to select an appropriate type of lift fan (axial, mixed flow, or centrifugal) to feed it.

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, congratulates Lockheed Martin for years of aviation excellence and has recognized this important milestone with a LiftFan TM Blisk to be displayed at the Fighter Demonstration Center in Arlington, VA.

Rolls-Royce and Lockheed Martin have partnered for more than 70 years on some of the most significant.

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On the XB’s STOVL variant, the doors above the lift fan had a bi-fold arrangement: They folded and slid outward, creating an opening for air to enter the fan. However, when the airplane was slowed to a hover, the air flowing across the top of the aircraft would not on its own make the turn into the fan efficiently; it needed to be guided.

short takeoff/vertical landing fighter aircraft was conducted on the Vertical Motion Simulator at Ames Research Center. Objectives of the experiment were to (1)assess the effects of lift-fan propulsion system design features on aircraftCited by: 5.

An extensive review is presented of the many lift-fan aircraft design studies conducted by both government and industry over the past 45 years.

Mission applications and design integration. To meet the requirement for a short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps, the FB’s FPW engine incorporates unique and mission-specific features.

These include, most prominently, a large two-stage vertical lift fan in the forward fuselage and a downward-rotating, three-bearing swivel duct (3BSD.

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M. Durkin, 1 book David D. Moran, 1 book Lists watch for edits or export all records.Lift Engine, Aircraft a gas-turbine engine, usually of somewhat simplified design, that develops vertical thrust for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

Lift engines are installed on an aircraft in combination with engines that produce horizontal thrust. They must have a reliable starting system.

For safety, several lift engines are installed.