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Helicopters, MACE-31222

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Documents Available at This Time

(updated 3 March 2008)

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  1. Course Outline
  2. Helicopter History
  3. Helicopter Configurations
  4. Basic Aerodynamics
  5. The Rotor In Hover – Momentum Theory
  6. Vertical Flight – Climb and Descent
  7. Forward Flight
  8. Blade Element Theory
  9. Blade Dynamics I

Additional Notes (Problem-based Learning)

  1. Transmission System
  2. Swashplate
  3. Torque Balance

Course Work (to be assigned)

Dr A. Filippone
The University of Manchester
School of Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil Engineering
George Begg Building
Office C-39
Manchester M60 1QD
United Kingdom

Phone (+44) 161- 306 3702 (direct)

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