|The Helicopter Theory of Flight
|Lecturers in charge:
||dr. sc. Doris Novak
||doc. dr. sc. Tomislav Radišić
|Course description: Historical review of development. Concepts of Construction. Use and operation of helicopters. Function, types and construction
of main rotors. Flight commands and helicopter control. Aerodynamic theory of rotor (ideal rotor, finite element of MR blade,
vortex theory, and combined theory of ideal rotor and finite blade element). Aerodynamic characteristics of MR. Vertical helicopter
flight and hovering. Progressive helicopter flight. Autorotation of the main rotor. Stability (dynamic, static) and helicopter
controllability. Helicopter vibration. Helicopter noise. Helicopter development tendencies and helicopter operations. Designing
numerical assignments that accompany lectures, introducing students through teaching films and professional literature to
new technologies and trends in development, practical presentation of individual design solutions on different types of helicopters;
determining the flight characteristics of the helicopter for specific conditions from a specific Flight manual.
||Novak, D.: Teorija leta helikoptera, Fakultet prometnih znanosti, Zagreb, 2012.
||Leishman, G.: Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics, Cambridge University Press, 2008.