Bramwell's Helicopter Dynamics

Bramwell's Helicopter Dynamics

2nd Edition - April 6, 2001

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  • Authors: A. R. S. Bramwell, David Balmford, George Done
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080528304

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Since the original publication of 'Bramwell's Helicopter Dynamics' in 1976, this book has become the definitive text on helicopter dynamics and a fundamental part of the study of the behaviour of helicopters. This new edition builds on the strengths of the original and hence the approach of the first edition is retained. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of helicopter aerodynamics, stability, control, structural dynamics, vibration, aeroelastic and aeromechanical stability. As such, Bramwell's Helicopter Dynamics is essential for all those in aeronautical engineering.

Key Features

THE single volume comprehensive guide for anyone working with helicopters
Written by leading worldwide experts in the field


Senior undergraduate and postgraduate aeronautical engineers. Professional engineers in the helicopter industry.

Table of Contents

  • Fundamental mechanisms of rotor systems * Rotor aerodynamics in axial flight * Rotor aerodynamics and dynamics in forward flight * Trim and performance in axial and forward flight * Flight dynamics and control * Unsteady aerodynamic behaviour * Structural dynamics of elastic blades * Rotor induced vibration * Aeroelastic and aeromechanical behaviours.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2001
  • Published: April 6, 2001
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080528304

About the Authors

A. R. S. Bramwell

Affiliations and Expertise

City University, UK

David Balmford

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Industrial Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol, UK

George Done

Affiliations and Expertise

City University, UK

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