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On the Generation of a Helicopter Aerodynamic Database

Raffel, Markus and de Gregorio, Frabizio and de Groot, Klaus and Schneider, Oliver and Gibertini, G. and Seraudie, Alain (2011) On the Generation of a Helicopter Aerodynamic Database. The Aeronautical Journal, Vol. 115 (1164), pp. 103-112. Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

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Abstract

The GOAHEAD (Generation of an Advanced Helicopter Experimental Aerodynamic Database for CFD code validation) consortium was created in the frame of an EU-project in order to create an experimental database for the validation of 3D-CFD and comprehensive aeromechanics methods for the prediction of unsteady viscous flows. This included the rotor dynamics for complete helicopter configurations, i.e. main rotor - fuselage - tail rotor configurations with emphasis on viscous phenomena like flow separation and transition from laminar to turbulent flow. The wind tunnel experiments have been performed during two weeks in the DNW-LLF on a Mach-scaled model of a modem transport helicopter consisting of the main rotor, the fuselage, control surfaces and the tail rotor. For the sake of controlled boundary conditions for later CFD validation, a closed test section has been used. The measurement comprised global forces of the main rotor and the fuselage, steady and unsteady pressures, transition positions, stream lines, position of flow separation, velocity profiles at the test section inlet, velocity fields in the model wake, vortex trajectories and elastic deformations of the main and tail rotor blades.

Document Type:Article
Title:On the Generation of a Helicopter Aerodynamic Database
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Raffel, MarkusUNSPECIFIED
de Gregorio, FrabizioCIRA, Capua (Italy)
de Groot, KlausUNSPECIFIED
Schneider, OliverUNSPECIFIED
Gibertini, G.Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Seraudie, AlainONERA, Toulouse (France)
Date:February 2011
Journal or Publication Title:The Aeronautical Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:Vol. 115
Page Range:pp. 103-112
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Bearman, Peter W.UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
Status:Published
Keywords:PIV, boundary layer, helicopter, laminar-turbulent transition
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Rotorcraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Active Rotorcraft (old)
Location: Braunschweig , Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Transport Aircraft
Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Helicopters
Institute of Flight Systems > Rotorcraft
Deposited By: Elisabeth Winkels
Deposited On:06 Apr 2011 11:34
Last Modified:07 Feb 2013 20:46

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