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Rotocraft Responses to Atmospheric Turbulence
By P.C.A. van Gool
Delft University Press
$72.00 Paper Original
This thesis reviews the topic of helicopter flight in wind turbulence, a topic of primary importance since it si a leading factor in pilot work load, passenger comfort and structural loadings. While much work has been done in the areas of turbulence and vehicle modelling for fixed-wing aircraft, this is not always applicable to rotary-wing aircraft since different flight regimes and aerodynamic conditions (low-speed, rotating airfoil) require specialized models.