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Author Johnson, Wayne, 1946-

Title Rotorcraft aeromechanics / Wayne Johnson, NASA Ames Research Center
Published Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Cambridge aerospace series ; 36
Cambridge aerospace series ; 36
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Notation -- 3. Hover -- 4. Vertical flight -- 5. Forward flight wake -- 6. Forward flight -- 7. Performance -- 8. Design -- 9. Wings and wakes -- 10. Unsteady aerodynamics -- 11. Actuator disk -- 12. Stall -- 13. Computational aerodynamics -- 14. Noise -- 15. Mathematics of rotating systems -- 16. Blade motion -- 17. Beam theory -- 18. Dynamics -- 19. Flap motion -- 20. Stability -- 21. Flight dynamics -- 22. Comprehensive analysis
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 02, 2019)
Subject Helicopters -- Aerodynamics
Helicopters -- Design and construction
Rotors (Helicopters)
Helicopters -- Aerodynamics.
Helicopters -- Design and construction.
Rotors (Helicopters)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Engineering (General)
TRANSPORTATION -- Aviation -- General.
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