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Introduction to Helicopter Aerodynamics and Dynamics. Instructor: Prof. Dr. C. Venkatesan, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur.

This course introduces topics in helicopter aerodynamics and dynamics: Historical development, Rotor configuration, Elements of hovering, Vertical flight, Forward flight, Performance, Rotor blade idealization, Flap response, Trim and coupled flap lag torsion dynamics, and Introduction to certain stability problems. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Introduction and Historical Development of Helicopters Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Flight Control System, Rotor System Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Actual Helicopter Model and the Various Functions of the Controls Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Helicopter Configuration, Hovering Theory: Momentum Theory Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Hovering Theory: Blade Element Theory Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Combined Blade Element and Momentum Theories for Non-uniform Inflow Calculation Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Ideal Rotor vs Optimum Rotor, Vertical Flight Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Vertical Flight: Autorotation in Vertical Descent Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Autorotation in Vertical Descent (cont.), Ground Effect, Forward Flight Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Forward Flight: Momentum Theory Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Forward Flight: Blade Motion Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Forward Flight: Blade Motion (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Forward Flight: Hub Loads Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Forward Flight: Power Variation with Forward Speed Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Forward Flight: Blade Flapping Motion – Simple Model Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Forward Flight: Blade Flapping Motion (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Forward Flight: Blade Flapping Motion (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Helicopter Trim and Stability Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Equilibrium Condition of Helicopter Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Introduction to Blade Dynamics Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Blade Dynamics (Flap Equation), Lead Lag Dynamics Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Lead Lag Dynamics (cont.), Isolated Torsional Dynamics Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Isolated Torsional Dynamics (cont.), Coupled Flap-Lag Torsion Problem Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Coupled Rotor-Fuselage Dynamics, Rotor Modes, etc. Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – Linear Time Varying System Unlimited
  • Lecture 26 – Momentum Theory in Forward Flight Unlimited

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