Kinematic Modeling of the Variable Vector Propeller in Type of Disk Connecting-Rods
Variable vector propeller has characteristics of small compact structure and lightweight, and the thrust in any direction can be generated due to the cyclical change of blade pitch angle. The structure of a propeller is a complex spatial mechanism, so its kinematic analysis is the basis of controlling the propeller, the dynamics research, the structural parameters design and checking of the propeller. The propeller considering the mechanism of disk connecting rod variable pitch as the basic design is researched in this study. The mechanism analysis was carried out by means of the mechanism theory, the spatial kinematic modeling for bodies was completed, the motion relationship was derived and the related kinematic equations were obtained.
Daizhong Su, Kai Xue and Shifan Zhu
F. L. Li et al., "Kinematic Modeling of the Variable Vector Propeller in Type of Disk Connecting-Rods", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 486, pp. 57-60, 2011