Accession Number : ADA136026

Title :   Computer Program for Preliminary Helicopter Design.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Rogers,M W

PDF Url : ADA136026

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : This report gives the operator of the Hewlett-Packard (HP-41) handheld calculator the ability to quickly and accurately determine the power requirements of a helicopter in the preliminary design phase. These power requirements are computed for three landing gear configurations: skid, fixed wheel, and retractable wheel. By comparing the power required for each configuration, the user can determine the optimum landing gear for the design. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Helicopters, *Landing gear, *Computer aided design, Horsepower, Requirements, Optimization, Retractable, Wheels, Skids, Computer programs, Minicomputers, Weight, Helicopter rotors, Hovering, Altitude, Computer graphics, Calculators, Hand held, Theses

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE