Over the past 8+ years, Techsburg (and partner company AVEC, Inc.) have developed custom in-house software for the design, optimization, and analysis of aircraft propellers. A recent U.S. Army SBIR contract led to the development of a reduced-order tool to predict the tonal noise radiation of propellers installed in pusher configurations. Another code aims to optimize propeller geometries to minimize noise while meeting performance and geometric constraints.
In the coming years, Techsburg and AVEC will be working to offer custom propeller design, optimization, and/or analysis software to clients in the aerospace industry. Stay tuned for details!