Assessment of Detached Eddy Simulation and Sliding Mesh Interface in Predicting Tiltrotor Performance in Helicopter and Airplane Modes

27 Jan 2022 By Feilin Jia, John Moore and Qiqi Wang

This paper presents numerical investigation on performance and flow field of the full-scale XV-15 tiltrotor in both helicopter mode (hovering flight and forward flight) and aeroplane propeller mode using Detached Eddy Simulation, in which the movement of the rotor is achieved using a Sliding Mesh Interface. Comparison of our CFD results against experiment data and other CFD results is performed and presented.