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Investigation of dynamic wake theory with run-time varying number of dynamic inflow states

Karakaya, Ali.
The effect of number of inflow states to inflow distribution is investigated when dynamic wake inflow is used to represent the rotor inflow. A simulation is set-up to be able to change the number of inflow states in run-time. The number of inflow states are changed with respect to advance ratio and the controls to the rotor. In this thesis, a new method to compute inflow distribution is proposed. The number of inflow states are decreased during run-time to reduce computation time when the higher state inflow models are not required. When conditions on the rotor requires higher state inflow models, the number of inflow states are increased to calculate inflow distribution.