In Volume I: "Basic Theories of Rotor Aerodynamics," the concept of rotary-wing aircraft in general is defined, followed by comparison of the energy effectiveness of helicopters with that of other static-thrust generators in hover, as well as with various air and ground vehicles in forward translation. Volume II: "Performance Prediction of Helicopters" offers practical application of the rotary-wing aerodynamic theories discussed in Volume I, and contains complete and detailed performance calculations for conventional single-rotor, winged, and tandem-rotor helicopters.
Graduate students with some background in general aerodynamics, or those engaged in other fields of aeronautical or nonaeronautical engineering, will find this an essential and thoroughly practical reference text on basic rotor dynamics. While the material deals primarily with the conventional helicopter and its typical regimes of flight, Rotary-Wing Aerodynamics also provides a comprehensive insight into other fields of rotary-wing aircraft analysis as well.
Product Description: Clear, concise text covers aerodynamic phenomena of the rotor and offers guidelines for helicopter performance evaluation. Originally prepared for NASA. Prefaces. New Indexes. 10 black-and-white photos. 537 figures.
Soft Cover, 230 Pages