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Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Appl. Mech. November 2008, 75(6): 061004.
Published Online: August 15, 2008
... sea and wind conditions, can cause excessive deflection of rotor blades, and as a result, the blades can come into contact with the fuselage or tailboom of the helicopter. This phenomenon, called “tunnel strike” or “tailboom strike,” compromises the safety of flight crews, results in airframe damage...
Topics: Blades, Rotors
Journal Articles
Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Appl. Mech. November 2007, 74(6): 1104–1113.
Published Online: January 4, 2007
... contributor to blade sailing, this paper focuses on the dynamics aspect of the problem, and thus does not include aerodynamic effects. blade sailing tunnel strike shipboard helicopter multi-body dynamics Lagrange’s equation embedded Riemann sums dynamic interface analysis rotor engage/disengage...