Accession Number:

ADA199169

Title:

Rotorcraft Design for Operations Held in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 13-16 October 1986

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

321.0

Abstract:

The expanding roles of the helicopter and the intensified threat perceived by its potential user have led to proposals for future rotorcraft with characteristics significantly different to existing types. The resulting rapid evolution of rotorcraft configurations, in response to user demands, now requires a translation into design criteria to permit the aerospace RD community to provide appropriate and cost effective responses to these demands. The objective of this symposium was to explore the impact of operational needs on the evolution of rotorcraft design. The result will be to provide a review of the present status of rotorcraft design and to identify priorities and neglected topics. Three specific issues were central 1 The translation of operational mission requirements into design criteria 2 The evaluation of techniques to incorporate user defined needs into the design and methods of test and verification and 3 The identification of design areas where unusual or new user needs are demanding special or radical features. Keywords Symposia Hovering Rotary wing aircraft Military aircraft Aeronautical engineering Mission profiles Tilt rotor aircraft Helicopter engines Vibration, Night flight. edc

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE