University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Winter 1997 Seminar Series
Modeling Rotorcraft Flight Dynamics
As an introduction, some remarks about the historical development of
helicopters and the evolution of the modern helicopter and its control system
will be made. There will also be a discussion of the evolution of stabilization
and automatic flight control systems for helicopters. Various problems
encountered in the development of new rotorcraft will be described. Important
issues related to accurate modeling of the control response of helicopters will
be considered in some detail including the influence of the rotor system
dynamics on the design of flight control system . Recent work on the importance
of various aerodynamic model assumptions on prediction of the response to
control will be described and areas for future investigation discussed.
Friday, March 7, 1997
225 Akerman Hall, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Refreshments served after each seminar in
227 AKERMAN HALL .
Disability accommodations provided upon request.
Leslie Petrus : Secretarial Assistant.
firstname.lastname@example.org (612) 625-8000.