Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering

Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering
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ISSN: 2168-9792


Reddy MVR

Reddy MVR
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology,

  • Research Article
    Aerodynamic Load Estimation of Helicopter Rotor in Hovering Flight
    Author(s): Reddy MVRReddy MVR

    The aerodynamic characteristics of a helicopter rotor blade are highly dependent on the wake induced flow. The rotor blades, which are rotating wings, shed vortices which trail in helical path along the axis of rotation forming a wake. The velocity field induced by the vortex system influences the blade loading. The free wake model analysis is computationally intensive and numerically unstable in very low speed applications. For the aerodynamic analysis of a hovering rotor, Miller and Reddy have proposed simple wake models in which the spiral vortex wake is replaced by a system of vortex rings or vortex line elements in conjunction with lifting line theory to overcome some of the problems encountered in free-wake models. In the Proposed model of the rotor, the same lifting line model of the rotor is retained, but a further simplification of the vortex wake is proposed. This method req.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9792.1000160

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