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Principles of helicopter aerodynamics

Author: J Gordon Leishman
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, ©2005.
Series: Cambridge aerospace series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text provides a thorough, modern treatment of the aerodynamic principles of helicopters and other rotating-wing vertical lift aircraft. It covers basic topics of aerodynamic analysis, helicopter  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Gordon Leishman
ISBN: 0521858607 9780521858601
OCLC Number: 224565656
Notes: Previous edition: 2000.
Includes index.
Description: xxxvii, 826 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface 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.
Series Title: Cambridge aerospace series.
Responsibility: J. Gordon Leishman.
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