FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

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FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
Teaching
FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
Subject area
ING-IND/04
Reference degree course
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Course type
Master's Degree
Credits
6.0
Teaching hours
Frontal Hours: 54.0
Academic year
2021/2022
Year taught
2021/2022
Course year
1
Language
ENGLISH
Curriculum
CURRICULUM AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY
Reference professor for teaching
NICASSIO FRANCESCO
Location
Brindisi

Teaching description

In order to attend the course, students must have a deep knowledge of physics (kinematic, static, dynamic, thermodynamic, electrical, optical, acoustic studies…). Overall, skills on aircraft (configurations and main features) are desirable. The knowledge of aerodynamic, flight mechanics, aeronautic structures and propulsion principles could be an aid for the students.

This course provides basic concepts of helicopter systems, with associated structures and substructures. The course intends to reach the “integrated helicopter view” in which each part is connected to the “helicopter main system”. This interdisciplinary approach facilitates the scientific development of the students.

The course aims at developing the student’s skills of helicopter system. In particular, it is expected that the students will know:

- the main features of helicopter structures;

- the architecture of the main common helicopters;

- the certification specifications about helicopter vehicles;

- the helicopter substructures in a correct manner;

- the mechanical vibrations;

- the fasteners design.

The students are encouraged to:

- carry out simple planning applications;

- estimate order of magnitude of values in case study of a vehicle benchmark;

- learn technical terminology (English vocabulary)

The course is delivered with class activities, where the teacher presents methods, models and experimental experiences.

The exam consists of written and oral tests, based on questions, where the student is required to demonstrate his understanding of some specific facts of helicopter configuration.

- Course introduction

- Basic helicopter structures

- CS 27 & 29

- Main and Tail Rotor

- Flap, Pitch, Lead and Lag Main Rotor DOFs

- Swashplate

- Main Command Line

- Tail Command Line

- Drive System

- Main Gear Box and Boundary Conditions

- Mechanical Vibrations

- Fasteners

This course is a summary of several basic helicopter structures concepts: teaching material has been specifically produced for each lesson and it is provided to the students.

Semester
First Semester (dal 20/09/2021 al 17/12/2021)

Exam type
Compulsory

Type of assessment
Oral - Final grade

Course timetable
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario

Component of
FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE (LM52)

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