Accession Number : ADA132982

Title :   Powerplant Selection for Conceptual Helicopter Design.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Casey,Timothy Joseph

PDF Url : ADA132982

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : A method of optimizing the selection of a power plant based upon engine and fuel weight is developed for use in a conceptual helicopter design course. Historical data is analyzed to verify and modify existing formulae used to estimate engine performance and engine installation weight. Computational programs for use on a hand-held computer and the IBM 3033 are developed to predict analytically engine fuel flow characteristics and to optimize engine selection. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Helicopter engines, *Military requirements, Advanced weapons, Optimization, Turboshaft engines, Fuel consumption, Performance(Engineering), Weight, Range(Distance), Endurance(General), Decision making, Computer applications, Theses

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE