Accession Number : ADA266760


Title :   Center for Rotorcraft Education and Research


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 88-31 Dec 92,


Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OH DEPT OF CHEMISTRY


Personal Author(s) : Chopra, Inderjit


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266760.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 135


Abstract : Established in 1981, the Center for Rotorcraft Education and Research at the University of Maryland has achieved international recognition as a center of excellence in rotorcraft engineering based on the quality and quantity of its research output and advanced-degree recipients. In the process of growth, it has built an integrated team of rotorcraft dedicated research faculty and staff, a pipeline of high quality graduate students, and a group of specialized rotorcraft research facilities and instrumentation unmatched by any other university. The Center carried out interdisciplinary research program built around four interrelated areas that advanced understanding and predictive capability in: Aerodynamics-unsteady aerodynamics, dynamic stall, and rotor/ airframe interaction tests and analyses; Dynamics and Aeroelasticity-bearingless and composite rotor tests and analyses, and minimization of rotor/body vibrations by optimization techniques; Flight Dynamics and Control-control of the dynamic behavior of highly coupled rotor-fuselage configurations; Structures and Materials-structural integrity, energy absorption, and modeling of composite blades.


Descriptors :   *HELICOPTERS , *ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT , *AERODYNAMICS , TEST AND EVALUATION , OUTPUT , CONTROL , VIBRATION , OPTIMIZATION , INTERACTIONS , DYNAMICS , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS , ENERGY , STRUCTURES , RESEARCH FACILITIES , BLADES , AEROELASTICITY , QUALITY , ENGINEERING , FLIGHT , CONFIGURATIONS , FUSELAGES , AIRFRAMES , INSTRUMENTATION , RECOGNITION , BEHAVIOR , ROTORS , BODIES , AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : Helicopters


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE