Accession Number : ADP004656

Title :   Special Power Train Requirements for the Next Generation of Rotary-Wing Aircraft,

Corporate Author : BOEING VERTOL CO PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Drago,R. J. ; Lenski,J. W. , Jr

Report Date : JAN 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The omnipresent rotary-wing drive system requirements for minimum weight with maximum reliability will be compounded in the future by additional restrictions on size, damage tolerance, cost, and ease of assembly and maintenance. The authors present their view of the form of these restrictions and provide some broad insight into possible approaches designed to improve the performance of rotary-wing drive systems. We also provide specific examples of extensions of current technology and some speculation about potential applications.

Descriptors :   *TRANSMISSIONS(MECHANICAL), BEARINGS, TRANSMISSION GEARS, DRIVE SHAFTS, HELICOPTER ROTORS, ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE