Anna Llamas

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Honors Thesis


Rotorcraft have been increasingly able to achieve faster flight by considering lighter weight materials, more optimal structural configurations, and auxiliary propulsion units, among several other factors during their design process. The compound coaxial rotorcraft this investigation supported was designed to equip an auxiliary ducted fan to reach and exceed the speed requirements set by the government program it intends to satisfy. A propeller program was developed in conjunction with a ducted fan model to optimize the geometric design decisions and enhance the aircraft configuration.

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