Development of Helicopter Flight Path Models

Citation data:

IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, ISSN: 0018-9251, Vol: AES-12, Issue: 6, Page: 783-792

Publication Year:
1976
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Repository URL:
http://scholarsmine.mst.edu/mec_aereng_facwork/3420
DOI:
10.1109/taes.1976.308356
Author(s):
Fermelia, Alfred; Gyorog, Donald A.; Flanigan, V. J.
Publisher(s):
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Tags:
Engineering; Simulate; Simulation; Simulate; Simulation; Aerospace Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
article description
The objective of this paper is to present general techniques for simulating helicopter flight trajectory response. During flight the pilot manipulates the controls either to trim the helicopter for steady flight by balancing the external forces and moments or to produce a desired maneuver by controlling the unbalance of these forces and moments. Discussions of the physical phenomena involved with the aerodynamics of the rotors and fuselage are given in [1] through [3]. The simulated control function will be composed forward-aft cyclic, lateral cyclic, pedal, and collective. This control will be represented by the vector