"The investigation was concerned with the development of a complete digital computer simulation of a single articulated rotor helicopter. The simulation program was executed on an IBM model 360-50 digital computer.
The main rotor was analyzed by the consideration of a continuous rigid blade at six azimuth stations, while the airframe aerodynamics were treated in the conventional manner. The differential equations of motion of the airframe were solved in a step-wise fashion by approximating time dependent functions with cubic interpolation polynomials.
The study concluded that there was strong evidence that suggested the possibility of treating main rotor flapping as a steady state phenomenon in helicopter simulation. In addition, it was concluded that digital step time may be extended to 200 milliseconds without impairing the quality of the model"--Abstract, page ii.
Flanigan, V. J.
Johnson, R. T. (Richard T.)
Pazdera, John S., 1941-1974
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
v, 100 pages
© 1973 Joseph William Klahs Jr., All rights reserved.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
Helicopter flight simulators -- Mathematical models
Helicopters -- Aerodynamics -- Mathematical models
Rotors (Helicopters) -- Testing
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Klahs, Joseph William Jr., "A digital simulation of a single articulated rotor helicopter" (1973). Masters Theses. 4189.