This book is a modern treatment of aerodynamic principles of helicopters and rotating-wing vertical lift aircraft.
Table of ContentsPreface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Acknowledgements; List of main symbols; 1. Introduction: a history of helicopter flight; 2. Fundamentals of rotor aerodynamics; 3. Blade element analysis; 4. Rotating blade motion; 5. Helicopter performance; 6. Aerodynamics design of helicopters; 7. Aerodynamics of rotor airfoils; 8. Unsteady airfoil behavior; 9. Dynamic stall; 10. Rotor wakes and blade tip vortices; 11. Rotor-airframe interaction aerodynamics; 12. Autogiros and gyroplanes; 13. Aerodynamics of wind turbines; 14. Computational methods for helicopter aerodynamics; Appendix; Index.
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