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Small-scale Aeroelastic Rotor Simulation, Design and Fabrication

Pounds, Paul; Mahony, Robert

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Efficient, small-scale fixed-pitch rotor blades are essential for miniature rotorcraft. Extremely thin blade sections are required for highly efficient rotor performance that leads to acceptable mission endurance. Such rotor blades are difficult to manufacture from sufficiently rigid material to avoid significant torsional deformation in operating conditions. In practice, it is necessary to trade-off manufacturing simplicity and mechanical rigidity of a blade design against aerodynamic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80282
Source: Proceedings of the 2005 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation

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