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Rotorcraft AeromechanicsAuthors / Details:
A rotorcraft is a class of aircraft that uses large-diameter rotating wings to accomplish efficient vertical take-off and landing. The class encompasses helicopters of numerous configurations (single main rotor and tail rotor, tandem rotors, coaxial rotors), tilting proprotor aircraft, compound helicopters, and many other innovative configuration concepts. Aeromechanics includes much of what the rotorcraft engineer needs: performance, loads, vibration, stability, flight dynamics, and noise. These topics cover many of the key performance attributes and the often-encountered problems in rotorcraft designs. This comprehensive book presents, in depth, what engineers need to know about modeling rotorcraft aeromechanics. The focus is on analysis, and calculated results are presented to illustrate analysis characteristics and rotor behavior. The first third of the book is an introduction to rotorcraft aerodynamics, blade motion, and performance. The remainder of the book covers advanced topics in rotary wing aerodynamics and dynamics.
- Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of aeromechanics of helicopters and other rotorcraft
- Covers both introductory and advanced topics
- For practicing engineers, researchers and students
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2013
Hardback, 927 pages, with index
Weight: 3.59 pounds
Dimensions: 7.25 x 10.25 x 1.5 inches
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