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Performance enhancements to Joint Army/Navy Rotorcraft Analysis and Design (JANRAD) software and Graphical User Interface (GUI)

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Authors
Hucke, William L.
Subjects
Helicopter
Graphical user interface
Performance
Preliminary design
Stability and control
UH-60A
JANRAD
Advisors
Wood, E. Roberts
King, Robert L.
Date of Issue
1998-06-01
Date
June 1998
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The Joint Army/Navy Rotorcraft Analysis and Design (JANRAD) computer program was developed at the Naval Postgraduate School to perform performance, stability and control, and rotor dynamics analysis during preliminary helicopter design efforts. This thesis is the continuation of a previous work in which a Graphical User Interface (GUI) was developed and implemented as the front end of the NPS program. Due to the complexity of the GUI design, only the Performance module of JANRAD was completed by the prior student. This thesis expands the capabilities of the Performance module, and the JANRAD code, by adding graphical output of performance results, improved rotor sizing capabilities, resources for user defined blade elements and non-linear blade twist, airfoil meshing capabilities, and additional reference airfoil data corrected for compressibility effects. It contains the basic architecture for the Stability and Control module GUI. Additionally, utilizing actual UH-60A Black Hawk airfoil and test flight data as inputs, JANRAD version 5.0 was run to validate its output with the test flight results, and those produced in a prior hesis by JANRAD version 3.1 (1995). Excellent agreement was demonstrated in all flight regimes. Utilizing airfoil data corrected for compressibility effects, high altitude runs resulted in much better correlation with test flight results than those experienced in 1995 using uncorrected airfoil data. A JANRAD Users Guide was updated and is included in Appendix A.
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School
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Format
xvi, 343 p.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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