Accession Number:

ADA305994

Title:

Procedural Guide for Modeling and Analyzing the Flight Dynamics of the SH-60B Helicopter Using Flightlab.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

This thesis uses Flightlab to model and analyze the flight dynamics of the SH-6OB Seahawk helicopter. Flightlab runs on computers utilizing the UNIX operating system and is used for design, analysis and testing of an aircraft using non-linear modeling techniques. It is capable of modeling conventional main rotor-tail rotor and tandem rotor helicopters and tilt rotor aircraft. A procedural guide for modeling and analyzing a single main rotor helicopter is presented using the SH-60B. The non-linear response from lateral and longitudinal cyclic, main rotor collective and tail rotor collective inputs are presented. Flightlab is also capable of reducing the non-linear model to a linear model. The linear and non-linear models are then compared. The purpose of this thesis is to present a guide for using Flightlab to model and analyze an existing helicopter design, and also to have in place a well tested model to be used for further research.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE