Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics with CD Extra

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 24, 2006 - Science - 826 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

A History of Helicopter Flight
1
Fundamentals of Rotor Aerodynamics
55
Blade Element Analysis
115
Rotating Blade Motion
171
Helicopter Performance
212
Aerodynamic Design of Helicopters
277
Aerodynamics of Rotor Airfoils
347
Unsteady Airfoil Behavior
423
Dynamic Stall
525
Autogiros and Gyroplanes
692
Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines
723
Computational Methods for Helicopter Aerodynamics
771
Appendix 815
816
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J. Gordon Leishman is the Minta Martin Chair of Engineering and Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. He is a former aerodynamicist at Westland Helicopters and has written extensively on topics in helicopter aerodynamics. Dr Leishman is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is also Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the American Helicopter Society.

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