An Experimental Set Up for the Study of Helicopter and Building Aerodynamic Interaction

Gibertini, G., Clavel, C., Grassi, D., Parolini, C., Zagaglia, D. and Zanotti, A. (2014) An Experimental Set Up for the Study of Helicopter and Building Aerodynamic Interaction. In: 40th European Rotorcraft Forum 2014, Southampton, United Kingdom, 2-5 Sept 2014, ISBN 9781510802568

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Abstract

In the present study, a new experimental setup for the investigation of the aerodynamic in-teraction between a helicopter and ground obstacles is presented and assessed. The motorised helicopter model, which includes the fuselage, can be positioned in different positions relative to a model building in order to replicate different configurations. Moreover the current setup can also be used in a wind tunnel in order to replicate interference effects in windy conditions. The use of a helicopter model with a six-component balance and a building model with several pressure taps allows a database to be compiled for the loads on the helicopter and obstacle. A physical interpretation of the flow phenomena can be obtained through analysis of the obstacle pressure measurements and particle image velocimetry surveys of relevant configurations.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Proceedings: Volume 2, 2014, pages 881-891.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zagaglia, Dr Daniele
Authors: Gibertini, G., Clavel, C., Grassi, D., Parolini, C., Zagaglia, D., and Zanotti, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:40th European Rotorcraft Forum 2014
ISBN:9781510802568

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