Accession Number:

ADA160497

Title:

Effects of Blade-to-Blade Dissimilarities on Rotor-Body Lead-Lag Dynamics,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITY MOFFETT FIELD CA AEROFLIGHTDYNAMICS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Small blade-to-blade property differences are investigated to determine their effects on the behavior of a simple rotor-body system. An analytical approach is used which emphasizes the significance of these effects from the experimental point of view. It is found that the primary effect of blade-to-blade dissimilarities is the appearance of additional peaks in the frequency spectrum which are separated from the conventional response modes by multiples of the rotor speed. These additional responses are potential experimental problems because when they occur near a mode of interest they act as contaminant frequencies which can make damping measurements difficult. The effects of increased rotor-body coupling and a rotor shaft degree of freedom act to improve the situation by altering the frequency separation of the modes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE