Design Studies and Model Tests of the Stowed Tilt Rotor Concept. Volume II. Component Design Studies
Research and development technical rept.
BOEING VERTOL CO PHILADELPHIA PA
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This volume presents the results of the detailed component design studies carried out during the latter portion of the Phase I study. General preliminary design criteria is developed from proposed and existing military specifications. A number of potentially critical design conditions are specified for the purpose of preliminary component design and evaluation. Design efforts are concentrated on the determination of component concepts and their evaluation with respect to critical loading conditions, critical design areas such as space envelopes and mechanical complexity, and the determination of problem areas peculiar to the stowed-tilt-rotor vehicle concept. Components investigated in this study are the wing, nacelle, nacelle tilt mechanism, rotor blade, rotor hub, blade-fold mechanism and power-transmission system.