June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
While there are numerous Aeronautical or Aerospace undergraduate engineering programs throughout the country, fewer offer courses associated with rotorcraft or rotary-wing aerodynamics. Rotorcraft, being more complex than fixed-wing aircraft are typically studied more in a graduate degree setting. However, several schools are now offering courses related to rotorcraft or vertical lift technology and this number could increase with the increasing importance of vertical lift unmanned aircraft systems. Of the top twelve undergraduate aerospace engineering schools, according to U.S. News and World Report, three offered courses in rotorcraft or vertical lift technology. The purpose of this paper is to outline the conduct and benefits of implementing a flight laboratory in a helicopter during a rotary-wing aerodynamics course.
Melnyk, R. (2017, June), A Helicopter Flight Laboratory Experience in an Undergraduate Helicopter Aeronautics Course Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27468
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