Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics with CD Extra

Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics with CD Extra

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Written by an internationally recognized teacher and researcher, this book provides a thorough, modern treatment of the aerodynamic principles of helicopters and other rotating-wing vertical lift aircraft such as tilt rotors and autogiros. The text begins with a unique technical history of helicopter flight, and then covers basic methods of rotor aerodynamic analysis, and related issues associated with the performance of the helicopter and its aerodynamic design. It goes on to cover more advanced topics in helicopter aerodynamics, including airfoil flows, unsteady aerodynamics, dynamic stall, and rotor wakes, and rotor-airframe aerodynamic interactions, with final chapters on autogiros and advanced methods of helicopter aerodynamic analysis. Extensively illustrated throughout, each chapter includes a set of homework problems. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, practising engineers, and researchers will welcome this thoroughly revised and updated text on rotating-wing aerodynamics.By the term helicopter performance we mean the estimation of the installed engine power required for a given flight ... in descending autorotational flight, in flight in or near the vortex ring state, and during flight operations when operating near the ... (1959). the ICAO (1964), and NASA (1966), where a standard day at sea level is an air temperature, T0, of 15AdC (59AdF, ... with a barometric pressure, / agt;a€ž, of 21 16.4 lb/ft2 or 101, 301 N/m2 or 29.92 in (980 mm) of mercury or 1013.2 millibars.

Title:Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics with CD Extra
Author:J. Gordon Leishman
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2006-04-24


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