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propellers turbines and wings performance calculations

How to edit and showing propeller, turbine or wing performances in Heliciel software:

After a setting, we rebuilt the blade or wing. Performance are calculated and the results are presented in various forms. When we design a propeller or wing, the main question is usually:

Héliciel therefore is constantly highlighting these settings, to avoid losing the goal. The quality of the propeller will be even higher, as the difference between the energy produced and the energy supplied will be low. The performance of the propeller or the wing is clearly visible information in Héliciel, throughout the design tests.


Pressure, torque, thrust, power and performance are given here for the propeller or wing:

Pressures, torque, thrust, power and efficiency are given here for the propeller or the wing

But it is possible to analyze the detailed results for each elements:

Drag and lift coefficient of the blade or wing elements

Drag and lift (in newtons) of the blade elements


Detailed results of distribution induced velocities blade elements:

Detailed results of the distribution of fluid elements blade angles:

distribution of angles profiles blade elements

distribution of resistances blade elements

pressure distribution propeller blade elements

Some of these results appear in the 3D model in the selection of chart types:
Here we see the drag and lift of the blade: on each element:

propeller blade drag and lift

A propeller or wing with a good performance must be strong enough to be realistic! The material of construction can be selected from a list, and the mechanical strength is continually tested and updated with each change of geometry. The strength of each element of the propeller or wing is displayed as a graph showing the maximum allowable bending strength, and bending stress applied.. rupture alerts turn red according to the safety factor applied.
Here we see how the break detection elements is shown in red in the graph, but also on the 3D representation of the propeller (The selected material is polystyrene here, then at 800 revolutions per minute..rupture!) :

resistance blade propeller