Accession Number : AD0750388

Title :   Near Optimal Takeoff Performance of a Heavily Loaded Helicopter in Ground Effect,

Corporate Author : ARMY AIR MOBILITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB MOFFETT FIELD CA

Personal Author(s) : Vause, C. Rande ; Schmitz, Fredric H.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The purpose of the investigation was to quantitatively define, through mathematical modeling, those parameters which are important to the pilot who must perform a heavily loaded STOL takeoff. The mathematical model can be used to quantitatively predict takeoff performance of single rotor Army helicopters. The resulting equations are physically easy to interpret and offer new insight into the delicate power balance of the takeoff maneuver. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HELICOPTERS, *TAKEOFF, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), LOADS(FORCES), GROUND EFFECT, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ARMY AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE