Unsteady Subsonic and Transonic Potential Flow over Helicopter Rotor Blades
- Isom, M. P.
- Oct 1, 1974.
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- Differential equations and boundary conditions for a rotor blade in forward flight, with subsonic or transonic tip Mach number, are derived. A variety of limiting flow regimes determined by different limits involving blade thickness ratio, aspect ratio, advance ratio and maximum tip Mach number is discussed. The transonic problem is discussed in some detail, and in particular the conditions that make this problem quasi-steady or essentially unsteady are determined. Asymptotic forms of equations and boundary conditions that are valid in an appropriately scaled region of the tip and an azimuthal sector on the advancing side are derived. The equations are then put in a form that is valid from the blade tip inboard through the strip theory region.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19740025675.
Accession ID: 74N33788.
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