An internationally recognized expert explains the aerodynamic principles of helicopters and other rotating-wing vertical lift aircraft. Besides the history of helicopter flight, basic methods of analysis, and performance and design issues, Leishman covers airfoil flows, unsteady aerodynamics, dynamic stall, and rotor wakes. Each chapter includes homework problems.
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Helicopters are highly capable rotating-wing aircraft with the unique ability to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forward, backward, or sideways. They also have high noise levels, significant vibrations, and relatively large power requirements. This book provides a thorough, modern treatment of the aerodynamic principles of helicopters and other rotating-wing vertical lift aircraft. It covers the basics of aerodynamic analysis, helicopter performance and design, and advanced topics, including airfoil flows and unsteady aerodynamics. Every chapter includes numerous illustrations, a bibliography, and homework problems. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, practicing engineers, and researchers, will welcome this useful text.About the Author:
J. Gordon Leishman is the Minta Martin Chair of Engineering and Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a former aerodynamicist at Westland Helicopters and has written extensively on topics in helicopter aerodynamics. Leishman is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a Technical Fellow of the American Helicopter Society. He is Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the American Helicopter Society. He is also the author of The Helicopter: Thinking Forward, Looking Back (2007).
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0000880232