STUDY OF THE VTOL DOWNWASH IMPINGEMENT PROBLEM
CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY
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Intensive review and analysis were given the problems associated with dust and debris entrainment in the downwash of helicopters and other VTOL configurations during near ground operations. A review is presented of present knowledge concerning the nature of downwash impingement. A list and brief description are given of suggested programs which have one of the following objectives 1 to obtain a better understanding of the problem, 2 to investigate ideas that have been proposed to reduce the entrainment and detrimental effects of particles, and 3 to investigate ideas that have been proposed for avoiding entrainment of objects by the downwash. A series of investigations are presented that are recommended to accomplish one or more of the above objectives.
- Fluid Mechanics