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02-Helicopter Design Phase - HelicopterDesignand...

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Helicopter Design and Development Phase Dr Afshin manouchehrifar
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The major components of a conventional helicopter Note the location of the fuel tanks close to the mast to minimize CM (centre of mass) shifts Dr Afshin manouchehrifar ٢
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Design technology for the civilian market is driven by: – Reduced acquisition – Reduced operating costs – Increased safety – Reduced cabin noise – Increased passenger comfort – Better mechanical reliability and maintainability – Reduced external noise Conceptual Helicopter Design Dr Afshin manouchehrifar ٣
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Conceptual Helicopter Design On the other hand design technology for the military market is driven by: – Operational flexibility and adaptability – Long operational life – Upgradeable components – Vulnerability and Survivability Emphasis is being placed on the dual use of military and civilian technology. This has benefits for the customer and manufacturer Dr Afshin manouchehrifar ۴
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Conceptual Helicopter Design The general design requirements will include Hover capability – Maximum payload – Range/Endurance – Cruise or maximum level flight speed – Climb Performance – “Hot and High” performance and other environmental issues – Manoeuvrability and agility Dr Afshin manouchehrifar ۵
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