Dynamic Characteristic Study of Hingeless Blade Stiffness Reinforcement for Bearingless Rotor Whirl Tower Test

무베어링 로터 훨타워 시험을 위한 무힌지 블레이드 강성보강에 따른 동특성 연구

  • Kim, Taejoo (Rotor Department in Korea Aerospace Research Institute) ;
  • Yun, Chulyong (Rotor Department in Korea Aerospace Research Institute) ;
  • Kee, Youngjoong (Rotor Department in Korea Aerospace Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, Seung-Ho (Rotor Department in Korea Aerospace Research Institute) ;
  • Jung, Sungnam (Department of Aerospace Information Engineering in Konkuk University)
  • Received : 2012.07.10
  • Accepted : 2012.12.11
  • Published : 2013.02.20


Whirl tower test is conducted basically during helicopter rotor system development process. And for whirl tower test of rotor hub system, new design blade or existing blade which is remodeled for new rotor hub system is used. Because of simple shape and efficient aerodynamic characteristic, BO-105 helicopter blade is used for helicopter rotor hub development project widely. Originally BO-105 blade is used for hingeless hub system and blade root is used to flexure. So flap stiffness and lag stiffness at blade root area is relatively low compare with airfoil area. So, in order to apply the BO-105 blade to bearingless hub, blade root area have to be reinforced. And in this process, blade root area's section property is changed. In this paper, we suggest reinforcement method of BO-105 blade root area and study dynamic characteristic of bearingless rotor system with reinforcement BO-105 blade.


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