Accession Number : ADA195893

Title :   Technical Evaluation Report on the Flight Mechanics Panel Symposium on Rotorcraft Design for Operations.

Descriptive Note : Advisory rept.,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Reina, F

PDF Url : ADA195893

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The expanding roles of the helicopter and the intensified threat perceived by its potential users have led to proposals for future rotorcraft with characteristics significantly different to existing types. The resulting rapid evolution of rotorcraft configurations, in response to user demands, now requires a translation into design criteria to permit aerospace R&D community to provide appropriate and cost effective responses to these demands. The objective of this symposium was to explore the impact of operational needs on the evolution of rotorcraft design. The result will be to provide a review of the present status of rotorcraft design and to identify priorities and neglected topics. Three specific issues were central: 1) The translation of operational mission requirements into design criteria; 2) The evaluation of techniques to incorporate user defined needs into the design and methods of test and verification; and 3) The identification of design areas where unusual or new user needs are demanding special or radical features. Keywords: Rotary wing aircraft. (kr)

Descriptors :   *HELICOPTERS, *ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT, *WING BODY CONFIGURATIONS, APPLIED MECHANICS, CONFIGURATIONS, COSTS, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), FLIGHT, IDENTIFICATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MISSIONS, RESPONSE, SYMPOSIA, TEST AND EVALUATION, USER NEEDS

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE