Special Issue "Rotorcraft"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, flight dynamics, aeroacoustics of rotorcraft; structural characterization and shape sensing; electric aircraft/rotocraft
Although representing a relatively small market segment in the aeronautical sector, rotary wing aircraft has historically been deeply studied due to the peculiar technical and scientific challenges they propose. In recent years, the sector has dramatically changed due to the introduction of several types of rotorcraft, ranging from multicopter to compound helicopters and tiltrotors, enlarging the spectrum of operations. This has been made possible by the advancement of the various disciplines involved in the design of rotary wing aircraft. However, several issues still remain open, requiring theoretical and technological development. Moreover, many of the theories developed for rotorcraft have found another field of application, especially in the wind turbine sector.
This Special Issue aims to present the most recent advancement in the disciplines related to rotorcraft, including but not limited to:
- Autonomous flight
- Electric rotorcraft
- Flight dynamics and simulation
- Flight control systems/navigation systems
- Health and usage monitoring and predictive maintenance
- Innovative rotorcraft design
- Rotorcraft–pilot interactions
- Sensors and avionics
- Structures and materials
Dr. Jacopo Serafini
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