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.The text requires some familiarity with basic aerodynamics and mathematical concepts, although no prior background in rotating-wing aerodynamics is assumed. ... who have used the first edition of the book in the classroom and have found the solutions manual useful in their teaching. ... Chapters 2 and 3 describe the fundamental aerodynamic characteristics of helicopter rotors, and these two chaptersanbsp;...

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

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