Accession Number : AD0711955

Title :   AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF ROTOR FORCES AND FLOW FIELD IN THE VICINITY OF A STEP GROUND PLANE,

Corporate Author : WEST VIRGINIA UNIV MORGANTOWN DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Skujins,Ojars

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : The rotor force parameters considered were thrust, torque, pitching moment, and normal force, for the simulated flight conditions of hover, takeoff, and landing. The flow parameters investigated included tip vortex trajectories and streamline patterns. Additional studies were made to consider the effects of rotor blade mismatching upon thrust and power requirements of a rotor system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HELICOPTER ROTORS, *GROUND EFFECT), FLOW FIELDS, FORCE(MECHANICS), VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, TAKEOFF, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, HOVERING, THESES

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Helicopters
      V/STOL
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE