Student Projects

Students interested in continuing the development of OpenProp are encouraged to contact Prof. Brenden Epps at Dartmouth College. Several enhancements of the code are planned:

  • Implement a generalized lifting line model for design and analysis of rotors with rake and skew
  • Implement compressible flow corrections
  • Improve the duct geometry generation capability
  • Improve the OpenProp-to-SolidWorks geometry transfer interface
  • Couple the OpenProp geometry code with a lifting surface blade design code for detailed blade design
  • Couple the OpenProp analysis code with turbine generator model for full power take-off system simulation