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By A. R. S. Bramwell, George Taylor Sutton Done, David Balmford

Because the unique booklet of 'Bramwell's Helicopter Dynamics' in 1976, this publication has develop into the definitive textual content on helicopter dynamics and a basic a part of the research of the behaviour of helicopters.

This re-creation builds at the strengths of the unique and for this reason the procedure of the 1st variation is retained. The authors supply a entire evaluation of helicopter aerodynamics, balance, regulate, structural dynamics, vibration, aeroelastic and aeromechanical balance. As such, Bramwell's Helicopter Dynamics is key for all these in aeronautical engineering.

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However, the size of the offset is usually so small that the equivalence idea can be generally applied. Offset hinges, as will be seen later, make an important contribution to the moments on the helicopter. Another important feature of blade flapping motion can be deduced from the flapping equation. 9) can be written d2β /dψ2 + β = MA/BΩ2 in which β is defined relative to a plane perpendicular to the shaft axis. Now, assuming that higher harmonics can be neglected, steady blade flapping can be expressed in the form β = a0 – a1 cos ψ – b1 sin ψ Basic mechanics of rotor systems and helicopter flight 15 and on substitution for β into the flapping equation above MA = BΩ2a0 = constant Thus, for first harmonic motion, the blade flaps in such a way as to maintain a constant aerodynamic flapping moment.

With qˆ = qˆ 0 sin vψ, the second terms of a1 and b1 are quite small and by neglecting them Zbrozek’s expressions for a1 and b1 become the same as for the steady case. Thus, in disturbed motion, both a1 and b1 are proportional to q, and the rotor responds as if the instantaneous values were steady. This is the justification for the ‘quasi-steady’ treatment of rotor behaviour in which the rotor response is calculated as if the continuously changing motion were a sequence of steady conditions. This assumption greatly simplifies stability and control investigations.

However, the size of the offset is usually so small that the equivalence idea can be generally applied. Offset hinges, as will be seen later, make an important contribution to the moments on the helicopter. Another important feature of blade flapping motion can be deduced from the flapping equation. 9) can be written d2β /dψ2 + β = MA/BΩ2 in which β is defined relative to a plane perpendicular to the shaft axis. Now, assuming that higher harmonics can be neglected, steady blade flapping can be expressed in the form β = a0 – a1 cos ψ – b1 sin ψ Basic mechanics of rotor systems and helicopter flight 15 and on substitution for β into the flapping equation above MA = BΩ2a0 = constant Thus, for first harmonic motion, the blade flaps in such a way as to maintain a constant aerodynamic flapping moment.

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