AIRCRAFT DESiGN
Meindert de Vreeze 
Amsterdam ( The Netherlands)

Project Helicopter CVH
The final graduation focussed on the design of the helicopter. After a period at a famous foreign Aircraft manufacturer company, the aerospace faculty desired a new impulse into design methods for helicopters.

The specification of the CVH (Civil Helicopter) was based on the Seaking. What do we need as a possible replacement for this famous Sikorsky helicopter? The Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) was involved in the H4 project provided assistance. 

The CVH project concentrated both on the preliminary design itself as well as on the methodology. 
A computer program was developed to calculate rotor design characteristics and performance using blade theory. The method includes the complicated flapping of the blades, the airfoil shape and all the stability effects on the helicopter itself. The system is still in use today. The CVH project took over 15 months to complete.


 

last update this page March, 2015

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