Accession Number : ADP006853

Title :   The Application of Flight Simulation Models in Support of Rotorcraft Design and Development,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS HELICOPTER CO MESA AZ

Personal Author(s) : Shanthakumaran, P.

Report Date : FEB 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company's overall approach to design development and flight evaluation through flight simulation models is presented. Flight simulation model description, validation against flight test database, and applications for rotorcraft design and development, are presented. Specific model refinements for each application are emphasized. Examples include power-off emergency landing, empennage design, maneuver envelope expansion, engine-airframe integration, and manned simulations.

Descriptors :   *HELICOPTERS, *FLIGHT SIMULATION, AIRFRAMES, DATA BASES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, FLIGHT TESTING.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE