COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Helicopter Theory
Course Code: 
15AES462
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Helicopter Theory' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Historical development, configurations of helicopters, rotor system, flight control and mechanism, hovering theory, momentum theory for hover and vertical flight, blade element theory for hover and vertical flight, combined blade element momentum (BEM) theory

Unit 2

Momentum theory for forward flight, various non-uniform inflow models, blade element theory for forward flight, non-dimensional hub forces and moments, estimation of power for forward flight.

Unit 3

Idealization of rotor blades, flap-lag and torsional dynamics of the blade, rotor blade flapping motion: A simple model, helicopter trim analysis.

  • C. Venkatesan, “Fundamentals of helicopter dynamics,” CRC Press, 2015
  • W. Johnson, “Helicopter theory”, Princeton University, 1980. 2. R. S. Bramwell, “Helicopter dynamics”, Edward Arnold Publications, 1976