Rotary Wing Aircraft (AERO4206)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit aims to develop an understanding of the theory of flight, design and analysis of helicopters, auto-gyros and other rotary wing aircraft. Students will gain an appreciation of the extra difficulties involved when the vehicle flow is cyclic in nature. At the end of this unit students will be able to: Identify and predict the various flow states of a generic lift producing rotor; Use appropriate methods to determine the forces and torques associated with the rotor; Estimate values for typical stability derivatives for helicopters and be able to construct a simple set of stability analysis equations for the vehicle; become aware of the regulatory and liability requirements relating to all aspects of commercial helicopter operation and maintenance. Course content will include introduction to rotary wing aircraft; vertical flight performance; forward flight performance; blade motion and control; dynamics of rotors; rotor-craft stability; rotor blade design.
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2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorials per semester.
Through semester assessment (100%)
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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Prior Learning concepts from 3rd Year Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics will be applied to Rotary Wing Vehicles in this unit., AERO3260
Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Prior Learning concepts from 3rd Year Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics will be applied to Rotary Wing Vehicles in this unit.
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