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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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MANE 4860 - Introduction to Helicopter Design

Aerodynamics and dynamics of lifting rotors. Design concepts by which rotor weight and stress are minimized and vehicle control is provided. Weight and engine power trends for configuration definition. Center of gravity and aerodynamic lift and moment for equilibrium and desired aircraft attitude. Methods for determining size, weight, and cost for a given payload, useful volume, and specified performance. This is a communication-intensive course.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: MANE 4200 Rotorcraft Performance, Stability, and Control and MANE senior standing.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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