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Nomenclature

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Symbol Used
c

Rotor blade chord (m, ft.)

a0

Description

Main rotor blade lift curve slope


d (,

4
5

rb

eR
L (,

rb

(1/rad )

Local drag force per unit span acting on blade


element (n/m)
Flap hinge offset (m, ft)
Lift per unit span (n/m, lbf/ft)

rb

Blade radial distance

rb

vi

Blade radial distance with over bar


normalized by radius r)
Induced velocity at disc (m/s, ft/s)

v ihover

Induced velocity at disc in hover (m/s, ft/s)

10

Centre-spring rotor stiffness (N -m/rad, ft


lb/rad)

11

12

13

M h(r )

14
15

Flap moment of inertia

First moment of mass of rotor blade (kg m;


slug ft)
Rotor hub moment (n m, ft lb)
R

Rotor radius (m, ft)


Lock number

16
17

(kgm2)

c a0 R
I

Main rotor thrust (N, lbf)


Ratio of instantaneous normal velocity to
steady state value

w
= wss
18

Main rotor profile drag coefficient

19

ih

Hover inflow

20

Advance ratio

V /R

21

Total normalized rotor inflow velocity

22

Collective pitch angle (rad)

23

24
25

1 c

Rotor blade azimuth angle, positive in


direction of rotor(rad)
Rotor flap angle (positive up) (rad)
Lateral cyclic pitch (rad)

26

1 s

Longitudinal cyclic pitch (rad)

27

Flap frequency ratio

28

CT

Rotor thrust coefficient

29
30

w
w ss

Velocity along aircraft z-axis (m/s, ft/s)


Steady-state normal velocity (m/s, ft/s)