Helicopter Theory: Dynamics And Aeroelasticity





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Historical development, configurations of helicopters, rotor system, flight control mechanism, momentum theory and blade element theory in hover, vertical flight and forward flight. Idealization of rotor blades, Flap lag and torsional dynamics of the blade. Trim and equilibrium analysis, aero elastic stability of rotor blades. Flap pitch, lag pitch and flap lag coupling, simple model of rotor fuselage dynamics, longitudinal and lateral stability and control of helicopters. 


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