Generation of an advanced helicopter experimental aerodynamic database: The wind tunnel test of the EU-project GOAHEAD

Raffel, M., De Gregorio, F., Sheng, W., Gibertini, G., Seraudie, A., De Groot, K. and Van Der Wall, G. (2009) Generation of an advanced helicopter experimental aerodynamic database: The wind tunnel test of the EU-project GOAHEAD. In: 35th European Rotorcraft Forum 2009, ERF 2009. Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Luft und Raumfahrt (DGLR): Bonn, pp. 776-783. ISBN 9781615678747

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Abstract

The GOAHEAD-consortium was created in the frame of an EU-project in order to create an experimental database for the validation of 3D-CFD and comprehensive aeromechanics methods for the prediction of unsteady viscous flows including rotor dynamics for complete helicopter configurations, i.e. main rotor - fuselage - tail rotor configurations with emphasis on viscous phenomena like flow separation and transition from laminar to turbulent flow. The wind tunnel experiments have been performed during two weeks in the DNW-LLF on a Mach-scaled model of a modern transport helicopter consisting of the main rotor, the fuselage, control surfaces and the tail rotor. Therefore, a closed test section has been used. The measurement comprised global forces of the main rotor and the fuselage, steady and unsteady pressures, transition positions, stream lines, position of flow separation, velocity profiles at the test section inlet, velocity fields in the model wake, vortex trajectories and elastic deformations of the main and tail rotor blades.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:35th European Rotorcraft Forum 2009, ERF 2009, September 22, 2009 - September 25, 2009, Hamburg, Germany
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sheng, Mr Wanan
Authors: Raffel, M., De Gregorio, F., Sheng, W., Gibertini, G., Seraudie, A., De Groot, K., and Van Der Wall, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Publisher:Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Luft und Raumfahrt (DGLR)
ISBN:9781615678747

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