|Author||: W. Z. Stepniewski,C. N. Keys|
Rotary-Wing Aerodynamics (Two Volumes Bound as One) by W. Z. Stepniewski,C. N. Keys.
Clear, concise text covers aerodynamic phenomena of the rotor and offers guidelines for helicopter performance evaluation. Originally prepared for NASA. Prefaces. New Indexes. 10 black-and-white photos. 537 figures.
From a strictly aerodynamic point of view, rotary wing aircraft may be defined as configurations which, at least during takeoff and landing maneuvers, derive their lifting force directly from an open air screw, or air screws. These maneuvers may be performed either vertically or with ground run.
Chapter 1- Introduction
Chapter 2- Momentum Theory
Chapter 3- Blade Element Theory
Chapter 4- Vortex Theory
Chapter 5- Velocity and Acceleration Potential Theory
Chapter 6- Airfoils for Rotary Wing Aircraft