Excellence in Research and Innovation for Humanity

R Bardera Mora

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Publications

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An Experimental Helicopter Wind Envelope for Ship Operations
Abstract:
Launch and recovery helicopter wind envelope for a ship type was determined as the first step to the helicopter qualification program. Flight deck velocities data were obtained by means of a two components laser Doppler anemometer testing a 1/50th model in the wind tunnel stream. Full-scale flight deck measurements were obtained on board the ship using a sonic anemometer. Wind tunnel and full-scale measurements were compared, showing good agreement and finally, a preliminary launch and recovery helicopter wind envelope for this specific ship was built.
Keywords:
Flight deck flow, relative wind, ship airwake, wind envelope