Accession Number:

ADA128508

Title:

Loads and Performance Data from a Wind-Tunnel Test of Model Articulated Helicopter Rotors with two Different Blade Torsional Stiffnesses.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

1983-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

324.0

Abstract:

An investigation was conducted in the Langley Transonic Dynamics Tunnel to evaluate a passive means of tailoring helicopter rotor blades to improve performance and reduce loads. The parameters investigated were blade torsional stiffness, blade section camber, and distance between blade structural elastic axis and blade-tip aerodynamic center. This offset was accomplished by sweeping the tip. The investigation was conducted at advance ratios of 0.20, 0.03, and 0.04. Data are presented without analysis however, cross-referencing of performance data and harmonic-loads data may be useful to the analyst for validating aeroelastic theories and design methodologies as well as for evaluating passive aeroelastic tailoring of rotor blade parameters. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE