Course detail

Helicopters

FSI-OV0Acad. year: 2018/2019

The course is concerned with the design of helicopters. It provides students with complex basics of aerodynamics and structures of helicopters.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students learn of classification of rotary wings-aircraft, lifting rotor and helicopter aerodynamics, structure of helicopter parts, aerodynamic calculations of helicopter.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of low speed aerodynamics and basics of flight mechanics – flight performances and properties.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Prouty, R.: Helicopters Performance, Stability and Control, , 0
Prouty, R.: Helicopters Performance, Stability and Control
Watkinson,J. The Art of Helicopter. Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann, Great Britain, 2004, ISBN 0 7506 57154

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course-unit credit requirements: the attendance at lectures and exercises is compulsory (80% at the minimum) and completion of basic aerodynamic calculation of a helicopter.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The course objective is to provide students with the basic knowledge of aerodynamics and design of structures of helicopters.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures and exercises are compulsory, and the attendance (80% at the minimum) is controlled and recorded. The absence (in justifiable cases) can be compensated by personal consultation with the lecturer and elaboration of individually assigned topics and exercises. Individual tasks must be finished and handed in the credit week at the latest.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-LPR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, optional (voluntary)
    branch M-LPR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, optional (voluntary)
    branch M-STL , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, optional (voluntary)

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Classification of rotorcraft.
2. Aerodynamics of rotor of helicopter.
3. Aerodynamic forces, movements of rotor blades, restrictions.
4. Balancing reaction moment, multi-rotor helicopters.
5. Rotor structures.
6. Rotor head structures, rotor blade structures.
7. Control systems of helicopters.
8. Fuselage design and structures.
9. Design and structures of transmissions.
10. Design of land gear.
11. Engine mounts.
12. Basics of flight mechanics: flight performances.
13. Basics of flight mechanics: flight properties: stability and controllability.

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Classification of rotorcraft.
2. Aerodynamics of rotor of helicopter.
3. Aerodynamic forces, movements of rotor blades, restrictions.
4. Balancing reaction moment, multi-rotor helicopters.
5. Rotor structures.
6. Rotor head structures, rotor blade structures.
7. Control systems of helicopters.
8. Fuselage design and structures.
9. Design and structures of transmissions.
10. Design of land gear.
11. Engine mounts.
12. Calculation of basic aerodynamic forces.
13. Calculation of basic flight performances of helicopter.