The unique design problems which helicopters produce are many and complex. Through practical examples and illustrated case studies, supported by all the relevant theory, this primer text provides an accessible introduction which guides the reader through the theory, design, construction and operation of helicopters. Fundamental performance and control equations are developed, from which the book explores the rotor aerodynamic and dynamic characteristics of helicopters. Example calculations and performance predictions, reflecting current practice, show how to assess the feasibility of a design.
* Tackles the theory, design, construction and operation of helicopters
* Illustrated with many practical examples and case studies
* Provides the fundamental equations describing performance and dynamic behaviour
"I consider that is it one of the best and most useful books available for the purpose of instructing undergraduate students or engineers about helicopters, their flight mechanics and design. It is a very readable book considering that the subject matter is scientific and basically quite complicated, and it covers areas that are not to be found in other helicopter texts."
Professor, City University, London, UK.
|The rotor in hover|
|The rotor in axial flight - climb and descent|
|The rotor in forward flight|
|Dynamics of the rotor|
|Vibration and its transmission|
|Rotor speed governing|
|Methods of calculating helicopter power, fuel consumption and mission performance|
|Epilogue - the windmill|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 7th April 1994
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 18.9
Weight (kg): 0.57