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By A. R. S. Bramwell, George Taylor Sutton Done, David Balmford

Because the unique ebook of 'Bramwell's Helicopter Dynamics' in 1976, this booklet has turn into the definitive textual content on helicopter dynamics and a primary a part of the examine of the behaviour of helicopters.

This new version builds at the strengths of the unique and accordingly the procedure of the 1st variation is retained. The authors offer a accomplished assessment of helicopter aerodynamics, balance, keep watch over, structural dynamics, vibration, aeroelastic and aeromechanical balance. As such, Bramwell's Helicopter Dynamics is key for all these in aeronautical engineering.

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Thus, in this case, the blade incidence will be determined from the collective pitch and the apparent feathering motion in the tip path plane. Basic mechanics of rotor systems and helicopter flight 27 When the flapping hinges are offset, the tip path plane axis is no longer the axis of no flapping, as can be easily seen from a diagram like Fig. 20 with exaggerated hinge offset. Strictly speaking, both feathering and flapping occur relative to the tip path plane but, provided the offset is small, as it usually is, the error in assuming that there is no flapping is negligible.

G. Fig. A. F fR W Fig. g. lies vertically below the rotor, for the rotor thrust vector T A1 Tt φ W Fig. g. to balance the tailrotor moment, Fig. 26. References 1. , ‘Higher harmonics of flapping on the helicopter rotor’, Aeronautical Research Council CP 121, 1952. 2. Sissingh, G. , ‘The frequency response of the ordinary rotor blade, the Hiller servo-blade and the Young-Bell stabilizer’, Aeronautical Research Council R&M 2860, 1950. 3. Zbrozek, J. , ‘The simple harmonic motion of a helicopter rotor with hinged blades’, Aeronautical Research Council R&M 2813, 1949.

7. This means that the damping of the motion is about 35 per cent of critical, or that the time-constant 12 Bramwell’s Helicopter Dynamics in terms of the azimuth angle is about 90° or 14 of a revolution. Thus, the flapping motion is very heavily damped. e. in hovering flight the blade behaves like a mass–spring–dashpot system. In forward flight the damping is more complicated and includes a periodic component, but the notion of the blade as a second order system is often a useful one in a physical interpretation of blade motion.

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