Accession Number:

ADA125036

Title:

Hand-Held Computer Programs for Preliminary Helicopter Design.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

180.0

Abstract:

This project gives the user of the HP-41 handheld programmable calculator a series of programs that give acceptable results during the preliminary phases of the helicopter design process. The project consists of three parts. The first part consists of several short programs and their subroutine form. These programs and subroutines compute density altitude, density, disc area, solidity, tip velocity, induced velocity, coefficient of thrust, tip loss factor, equivalent chord, and ground effect. The second part consists of major subroutines. These subroutines compute profile power, induced power, climb power, parasite power, and total power equivalent area and induced power for a tandem rotor and data input and change. The third part consists of the main programs. These programs compute the various power requirements for hovering flight, forward straight and level, flight, vertical flight, and forward climbing flight also tail rotor power, autorotative flight, and tandem rotor flight.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Helicopters
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE