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Simulation of Tail Boom Vibrations Using Main Rotor-Fuselage Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

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Aerohydrodynamics Department, Kazan National Research Technical University n.a. A.N. Tupolev (KNRTU-KAI), 10 Karl Marx St., Kazan 420111, Russia
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School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(9), 918; https://doi.org/10.3390/app7090918
Received: 25 July 2017 / Revised: 29 August 2017 / Accepted: 1 September 2017 / Published: 7 September 2017
In this work, fully-resolved rotor-fuselage interactional aerodynamics is used as the forcing term in a model based on the Euler-Bernoulli equation, aiming to simulate helicopter tail-boom vibration. The model is based on linear beam analysis and captures the effect of the blade-passing as well as the effect of the changing force direction on the boom. The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) results were obtained using a well-validated helicopter simulation tool. Results for the tail-boom vibration are not validated due to lack of experimental data, but were obtained using an established analytical approach and serve to demonstrate the strong effect of aerodynamics on tail-boom aeroelastic behavior. View Full-Text
Keywords: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); helicopter main rotor; tail-boom vibration; Euler-Bernoulli equation Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); helicopter main rotor; tail-boom vibration; Euler-Bernoulli equation
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Batrakov, A.; Kusyumov, A.; Kusyumov, S.; Mikhailov, S.; Barakos, G.N. Simulation of Tail Boom Vibrations Using Main Rotor-Fuselage Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 918. https://doi.org/10.3390/app7090918

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Batrakov A, Kusyumov A, Kusyumov S, Mikhailov S, Barakos GN. Simulation of Tail Boom Vibrations Using Main Rotor-Fuselage Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(9):918. https://doi.org/10.3390/app7090918

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Batrakov, Andrey; Kusyumov, Alexander; Kusyumov, Sergey; Mikhailov, Sergey; Barakos, George N. 2017. "Simulation of Tail Boom Vibrations Using Main Rotor-Fuselage Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)" Appl. Sci. 7, no. 9: 918. https://doi.org/10.3390/app7090918

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