Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Hassan Adnan MalikCEMEUndergraduateFourthhassan.adnan36@me.ceme.edu.pk
2Muhammad Haseeb JavedCEMEUndergraduateFourthmhaseeb@outlook.com

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Idea Details

Idea Name: JABNIK Prop
Slogan: Fly better
Startup Domain: Process Improvement Aerodynamics
Abstract:
    Research and development of propeller (engine) airfoil with flow-control mechanism to control boundary-layer thickness. reducing turbulence and skin friction coefficients, and improving aerodynamics.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Major aerodynamic losses occur due to thick/turbulent boundary-layer formation. Controlling the thickness may reduce turbulence in wake and skin friction, and reduce vortex produced. This reduces fuel-consumption, increases aerodynamic efficiency and makes flight steadier, even in mildly weather.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Major aviation industries, including Boeing, Airbus, NASA, Dassault Systems and Bombardier have turned to artificial flow-control mechanisms for part of aircraft, such as wings, tails or canards. This technology may shape the future of propeller-engines, particularly for small aircraft such as UAVs.
How will the solution works
    The nose of propeller engine will be replaces by a bluff dome. Air intakes will suck the high-pressure free-stream air, and using centrifugal force, shall expel it outward through an internal channel. The leading edge of the propeller airfoil will comprise micro-holes, which will be connected to the channel. This will force the air out orthogonal to free-stream air. Incoming air will force the orthogonal flow to stick to the surface of airfoil, forming a small boundary layer.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Prominent work carried out by Boeing on B757 tail; Airbus on A350 wings; NASA on F-16XL Delta Wings. These use active flow-control. Setup requires equipment, like heat-exchanger, compressor, micro-actuators. Proposed method is passive flow-control, not demanding external energy/equipment.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-30 (1641)