Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics with CD Extra

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 24, 2006 - Science - 826 pages
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This book is modern treatment of the aerodynamic principles of helicopters and rotating-wing vertical lift aircraft. Part one covers the technical history of helicopter flight, and basic methods of rotor aerodynamics, and performance related design issues. Part two contains advanced topics in helicopter aerodynamics, including airfoil flows, unsteady aerodynamics, dynamic stall, and rotor wakes, and rotor-airframe aerodynamic interactions. Part three contains chapters on autogiros and advanced aerodynamic analysis and a new chapter on the aerodynamics of wind turbines. The book is extensively illustrated and contains homework problems.
 

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Contents

A History of Helicopter Flight
1
Fundamentals of Rotor Aerodynamics
55
Blade Element Analysis
115
Rotating Blade Motion
171
Helicopter Performance
212
Aerodynamic Design of Helicopters
277
Aerodynamics of Rotor Airfoils
347
Unsteady Airfoil Behavior
423
Dynamic Stall
525
Autogiros and Gyroplanes
692
Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines
723
Computational Methods for Helicopter Aerodynamics
771
Appendix 815
816
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About the author (2006)

J. Gordon Leishman is the Minta Martin Chair of Engineering and Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. He is a former aerodynamicist at Westland Helicopters and has written extensively on topics in helicopter aerodynamics. Dr Leishman is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is also Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the American Helicopter Society.

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