Kinematics Simulation of the Disc-Rod Blade Variable Vector Propeller
With the structure more compact and more lightweight, the variable vector propeller can produce propulsive force from all directions, which has important application value as a special purpose to meet underwater propulsion device. As the structure is complex in common and also with some special requirements in design and manufacture, the disc-rod blade adjustment mechanism is a concept meets the requirements. Taking the disc-rod blade adjustment mechanism as the basic design scheme, its structural analysis and basic kinematic analysis were carried out, and then the kinematics simulation was conducted on ADAMS platform. The simulation analysis results can provide necessary support for the control of the follow-up propeller devices.
Daizhong Su, Qingbin Zhang and Shifan Zhu
W. D. Zhao et al., "Kinematics Simulation of the Disc-Rod Blade Variable Vector Propeller", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 450, pp. 572-576, 2011