The Elaboration of the Method of Fatigue Testing of the Rotor of the Mosups Plane Propulsion System

Dominik Głowacki 1  and Mirosław Rodzewicz 1
  • 1 Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics, 00-665, Warsaw


This paper concerns fatigue testing of the rotor of the propulsion system for the MOSUPS – an unmanned aircraft designed in a joint wing configuration, and equipped with a ducted propeller. The work presents the analysis of the stresses and deformations of the rotor structure as well as the form of the loading cycle. The aim of the paper is to introduce the concept of a simplified method of fatigue testing of multi-blade rotors. With the sophisticated geometry of the rotor in mind – the authors applied the FEM tools and implemented the ANSYS and nCode programs. The prototype of the fatigue stand built by the authors is also presented in the paper.

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  • [2] Bogdański Krzysztof, Głowacki Dominik, Rodzewicz Mirosław: Research on the rotor of a ducted fan propulsion system of MOSUPS aircraft taking into account self balance during operation, w: Solid State Phenomena, Trans Tech Publications, vol. 240, 2016, pp. 191-197.

  • [3] Głowacki Dominik, Rodzewicz Mirosław: Badania dynamiczne wirnika napędu otunelowanego samolotu MOSUPS, w: Mechanika w Lotnictwie T I / Sibilski Krzysztof (red.), 2014, Polskie Towarzystwo Mechaniki Teoretycznej i Stosowanej, ISBN 978-83-932107-3-2, ss. 49-63.


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