( The Netherlands)
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.
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
The CVH project
concentrated both on the preliminary design itself as well as on the methodology.
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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