This note covers the following topics: Principles of Helicopter
and VTOL Flight, Rotary wing Areodynamics, Helicopter performance in hover and
in forward flight, Simple control concepts for helicopters, flapping dynamics
and control moments, Rotary wing aeroelasticity, The helicopter vibration
problems in forward flight.
describes the recent progress in some engine technologies and active flow
control and morphing technologies and in topics related to aeroacoustics and
aircraft controllers. Both the researchers and students should find the material
useful in their work.
Flight dynamics deals
principally with the response of aerospace vehicles to perturbations in their
flight environments and to control inputs. Topics covered includes: Introduction
to Flight Dynamics, Implications of Vehicle Symmetry, Aerodynamic Control,
Atmospheric Properties, Lifting surface geometry and nomenclature, Aerodynamic
properties of airfoils, Aerodynamic properties of finite wings, Wing-tail
interference, Static Longitudinal Stability and Control, Dynamical Equations for
Flight Vehicles, Dynamic Stability, Control of Aircraft Motions.
focuses on the Science and Mathematics of flight dynamics, historical
antecedents are presented as Case Studies in aircraft performance, stability,
and control. Topics covered includes: Point-Mass Dynamics and Forces, Low-Speed
Aerodynamics -D, Induced Drag and High-Speed Aerodynamics, Aerodynamic Moments,
Power and Thrust for Cruising Flight, Cruising Flight Envelope, Gliding,
Climbing, and Turning Flight Performance, Aircraft Equations of Motion -
Translation, Flight Path Computation and Rotation, Aircraft Control Devices and
Systems, Linearized Equations of Motion, Root-Locus Analysis of Parameter
Variations and Feedback Control, Linearized Longitudinal Equations of Motion,
Advanced Problems of Longitudinal Dynamics, Advanced Problems of
Lateral-Directional Dynamics, Flying Qualities Criteria, Maneuvering at High
Angles and Angular Rates, Aeroelasticity and Fuel Slosh, Atmospheric Hazards to
Flight, Flight and Wind Tunnel Testing.