Project Helicopter H4
After doing some aircraft
designs, why not getting interested in THE helicopter, a relatively
unknown subject at the faculty?
The project looked at various constraints as dictated by requirements on size and a three dimensional Computer Aided Design system was used. The CAD system was quite new at the time at Delft University. Computer CPU requirements were that large that during the night, three systems running on VAX machines were used, feeding up to 95% of total Delft University VAX mainframe resources into the system.
The H4 design was calculated and engineered using laboratory engineering methods. Some methods came from the CVH project.
The final design was used
in the subsequent stages of the European Helicopter project, still in development
(AFTER SO MANY YEARS!) today.
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