Short Course on Rotorcraft and Wind Turbine Modeling and Simulation
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Presented by Mark Dreier, Bell Helicopter Textron
Rotorcraft and horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWT) have far more in common than first meet the eye, but they are also as different as night and day despite their obvious commonality. In this six to seven hour course, we will explore some of the most important problems associated with modeling rotorcraft and HAWTs, discussing how their similarities allow the attendee to accurately predict performance while recognizing, through their differences, how and why rotorcraft and HAWTs require their own specialized analyses. Students new to the rotorcraft industry and seasoned professionals who want a refresher course on rotorcraft basics comprise the target audience. But this year, we invite also those who want a first look at HAWTs.
This will be a 6-7 hour short course, divided roughly equally between rotorcraft and wind turbine modeling. Participants will receive course notes, a CD with some executables, and a copy of the book Introduction to Helicopter and Tiltrotor Flight Simulation. See the full Short Course Description.