Helicopter Aerodynamics I
Prerequisite: ENAE414 and ENAE311. Or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department; and permission of instructor. A history of rotary-wing aircraft, introduction to hovering theory, hovering and axial flight performance, factors affecting hovering and vertical flight performance, autorotation in vertical descent, concepts of blade motion and control, aerodynamics of forward flight, forward flight performance, operational envelope, and introduction to rotor acoustics. Those sections that begin with a letter are taught via ITV and are not intended for College Park campus students.