Performance testing of a main rotor system for a utility helicopter at 1/4 scale by John D. Berry

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Washington, D.C, [Springfield, Va .

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  • Rotors (Helicopters) -- Aerodynamics.,
  • Wind tunnels -- Ground simulators.,
  • Helicopters -- Flight testing.

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StatementJohn D. Berry.
SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 83274., AVRADCOM technical report -- 82-B-3.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch., Army Research and Technology Laboratories (U.S.). Structures Laboratory.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 45 p. :
Number of Pages45
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Open LibraryOL17799133M

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Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch ; [Springfield, Va.: National Technical Information Service, distributor, ]. Aerodynamic and Performance Analysis of a Morphing Helicopter Rotor System.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of rotor morphing, specifically variable rotor speed and variable blade twist, on various parameters such as the distribution of angle of attack, lift, power, thrust and/or other metrics describing the performance ofAuthor: Vinay Gopal Krishnan.

Performance testing of a main rotor system for a utility helicopter at 1/4 scale / (Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch ; [Springfield, Va.: National Technical Information Service, distributor, ]), by John D. Berry, Army Research and Technology Laboratories (U.S.

high advance ratios. Furthermore, the XV-1 rotor is complex and is thus less desirable for correlation as part of this study. The data from the NASA Langley test was reported in Ref.

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An isolated full-scale XV rotor was tested in helicopter mode in the NASA Ames 80 by Foot Wind Tunnel. Extensive acoustic data were obtained to define the rotor operating condition for. The rotor properties are shown in Table 1. The rotor’s simplicity makes it a good test article for correlation with analysis.

The CAMRAD II model was set up to match the wind tunnel test conditions as closely as possible. Distributed properties for the rotor are not available, so it was modeled using rigid blades.

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Han and Barakos studied the variable-speed in the tail rotor by setting three different tail rotor speed schedules, which achieved a % reduction in total helicopter power in cruise flight when. In this paper, the thickness noise of a rotor with 5 blades is calculated according to equation (2) for even and uneven configuration.

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Aerodynamic performance of the helicopter rotor is determined by the compressibility, flow separation, blade tip vortex and blade-vortex interaction. In this research, aerodynamic analysis and wake simulation of the helicopter rotor were performed using the time-domain panel method and free wake.

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The types of helicopters studied were the Light Observation Helicopter (LOH), the Utility Helicopter (UH), and the Cargo Helicopter (CH). The LOH is 4-place, the UH is place, and the CH is place; all are turbine-powered vehicles.

It was shown in this study that out of accidents were nonsurviv able.Shop by department, purchase cars, fashion apparel, collectibles, sporting goods, cameras, baby items, and everything else on eBay, the world's online marketplace.A helicopter model able to predict the main rotor and tail rotor powers is presented, and the flight test data of the UHA helicopter is used for validation.

The predictions of the main and tail rotor powers are generally in good agreement with flight tests, which justifies the use of the present method in analysing main and tail rotors.

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