Helicopter Rotor Blade Chord Extension Morphing Using a Centrifugally Actuated von-Mises Truss

@inproceedings{Moser2012HelicopterRB,
  title={Helicopter Rotor Blade Chord Extension Morphing Using a Centrifugally Actuated von-Mises Truss},
  author={Patrick Moser and Silvestro Barbarino and Farhan Gandhi},
  year={2012}
}
Previous studies have shown that chord extension morphing over a spanwise section of helicopter rotor blades can reduce main rotor power requirement in stall-dominant flight conditions while at the same time being able to increase the maximum gross weight, altitude, and flight speed capability of the aircraft. This study examines a centrifugally driven, fully passive chord morphing mechanism for helicopter rotor blades. It is based on a von-Mises truss situated aft of the leading-edge spar… CONTINUE READING