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Preliminary structural design of composite main rotor blades for minimum weight

Preliminary structural design of composite main rotor blades for minimum weight

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, For sale by the National Technical Information Service] in [Washington, D.C.], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rotors (Helicopters)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMark W. Nixon.
    SeriesNASA technical paper -- 2730., AVSCOM technical memorandum -- 87-B-6.
    ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14663552M

    New insights in structural design of composite rotor blades for helicopters. In Progress in Science and Engineering of Composites (eds Hayashi, T., Kawata, K. and Cited by: 8. For example an aircraft wing or composite rotor blades of a helicopter can be modelled as laminated beams with minimum structural details during preliminary design. During the detailed design, they can be modelled as thin-walled closed shells with additional structural : K.V.N. Gopal.

    IXGEN - A Modeling Tool for the Preliminary Design of Composite Rotor Blades Authors / Details: Rohl, Peter J. and Dorman, Paul, Advatech Pacific, Inc.; Cesnik, Carlos E. S. and Kumar, Devesh, University of . Design Methodology and Analysis of Composite Blades for a Low Weight Rotor Authors / Details: Jianhua Zhang, Edward Smith, Pennsylvania State University.

    Moreover behavior of composite blade structure under low energy impact test of mechanical object was determined. That work proved necessity of the use Non Destructive Testing methods for the quality control and maintenance procedures of composite main rotor blades. Keywords: Modern Nondestructive Testing Methods, Composite Main Rotor Blades. A probabilistic stress analysis tool predicting reliability of composite wind turbine rotor blades was developed and validated by comparing with results from a three‐dimensional shell finite element model.


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Preliminary structural design of composite main rotor blades for minimum weight Download PDF EPUB FB2

Minimum-weight structural design of composite or metallic main rotor blades subject to aerodynamic performance, material strength, autorotation, and frequency constraints. The constraints and load cases are developed such that the final preliminary rotor design will satisfy U.S.

Army military specifi- Size: 1MB. Get this from a library. Preliminary structural design of composite main rotor blades for minimum weight. [Mark W Nixon; United States.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office.]. Preliminary Structural Design of Composite Blades for Two- and Three-Blade Rotors September • NREL/TP G. Bir and P. Migliore National Renewable Energy Laboratory Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado • Operated for the U.S.

Department of Energy. A trade-study approach was used to select the final configuration for the preliminary design phase. A monolithic composite structure evolved which utilizes winding in the production of the main spar, skins and the trailing edge spline. The blade satisfies basic objectives using a double-tapered planform and a VR-7 airfoil.

Abstract. Sikorsky Aircraft, under contract to the Applied Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Army Research and Technology Laboratories, conducted a program to develop a preliminary design of a composite main rotor hub for the UHA BLACK HAWK : Elliot F.

Olster, Harold K. Reddick. be possible to correctly place rotor frequencies during preliminary design stages. There are several reasons for this. First, helicopter rotor blades for both main rotors and tail rotors are now being fabricated from composite materials (Refs.

7 and 8). This implies that the designerFile Size: 1MB. Structural Optimization Design of 2MW Composite Wind Turbine Blade Article (PDF Available) in Energy Procedia May with Reads How we measure 'reads'. VHA Rolls Out New NHP Topcoat on all Rotor Blades Beginning with April deliveries, VHA customers may notice a matte finish on their main and tail rotor blades.

VHA has begun applying a new nano hybrid polyurethane (NHP) topcoat to all of its main and tail rotor. (2) Structural substantiation of the auxiliary (tail) rotor is required to ensure integrity for the minimum and maximum design rotor speeds and the maximum design rotor thrust in the positive and negative direction.

Thrust capability of the rotor should offset the main rotor torque at maximum power as required by " (b). of design of experiments (DOEs) is defined by Central Composite Design-G optimality method and response surface is created.

With the consideration of maximum power output and minimum weight, an optimal blade design was found within the pre-defined design variable parameters and structural constraints. Sensitivity analysis is alsoFile Size: 1MB. laminated rotor blade structures are found in various beam theories (refs.

7 - 9, for example). While analyses bswd on beam-like representations are generally feasible methods of structural analyses for many composite rotor blade struc- tures, the design of advanced rotor blades will often requireCited by: 7.

• Design, test, certificate, and manufacture composite main and tail rotor blades • Focus on legacy helicopters (developed ss) that still use metal rotor blades • VHA composite blades offer improved performance and increased service life versus metal OEM blades. This paper presents a static structural analysis of the main rotor blade for the light helicopter.

To simulate the mechanical behavior of the blade, a finite elements method was used. A case of. Bell B, Composite Main Rotor Blades.

Features: 18,hour service life (more than triple the life of the OEM blade) Use the same carbon fiber materials and construction methods similar to the company’s successful B/L tail rotor blades, which have been available as.

This design environment enables conceptual/early preliminary multidisciplinary rotor blade design with realistic structural properties for modern composite rotor blades.

For the design of a rotor blade with active twist, a new design strategy was introduced where the amplitude of dynamic twist is by: 3. OH Composite Main Rotor Blade Preliminary Design Investigation. Paperback – January 1, by J. Hoffrichter (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Paperback Author: J. Hoffrichter. A Multidisciplinary Design Environment for Composite Rotor Blades Peter J. Rohl 1, Paul Dorman 2 and Mark Sutton 3 Advatech Pacific, Inc., San Bernardino, CA and Devesh Kumar 4 and Carlos E.S.

Cesnik 5 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Aeroelastic effects are significant design drivers in rotorcraft design. Typically, detailedCited by: 2. Rotor design for a 10 MW offshore wind turbine. ISOP, Maui, USA, ) 5 Turbine specifications parameters Rated power 10 MW Rotor configuration 3 blades, upwind Design, rated wind sp ~ m/s Design, Optimal TSRMax.

tip velocity 90 m/s Tilt & coning angles θ shaft = 5o, θ cone = 2o Control Variable speed & pitch Rotor. Composite Structures-Technical Breakthrough for Helicopter Rotor Blades In this decade we are witnessing the transition from all metal to all composite helicopter rotor blades.

One such helicopter is already in full scale : L. Douglas, W. Stratton. This volume, Preliminary Design, is Part One of a three-part Engineering Design Handbook titled Helicopter Engineering. design, Qualification Assurance, this part is intended to set forth explicit design standards for Army helicopters, to establish qualification requirements, and to provide technical guidance to helicopter designers in both the industry and within the Army.

critical dynamic components in order to determine structural adequacy in designing process [3]. In this paper the design, fabrication and analysis of behavior by full-scale verification testing for a tail rotor blade of composite laminated materials for a heavy transport heavy transport helicopter is given (see Figures 1 File Size: KB.withdrawn from military service and used for agricultural purposes.

The rotor blades are made of composite structure except for the root-structure and the anti-flutter weight. The length of the rotor blade is ~ m and its weight is ~ kg. The 14 sections of the rotor blades were divided into 2 (“C” and.William A.

Welsh, in Morphing Wing Technologies, Higher Harmonic Control. A dream of helicopter dynamicists is to oscillate the main rotor blades in a manner to reduce the Np loads transmitted into the fuselage.

The idea promises to achieve vibration reduction at the source (i.e., the rotor) and with low weight penalty since no extra actuators need be added to the aircrafts empty weight.