Helicopter roll-on takeoff simulation

K. Enciu, A. Rosen

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A six-degree-of-freedom simulation of helicopter roll-on takeoff is described. The simulation incorporates helicopter and landing gear dynamic models, as well as a simplified human pilot model, which is capable of performing the takeoff process in various ambient and runway conditions and for different helicopter configurations. This simulation is used to evaluate roll-on takeoff distances and carry out a simplified preliminary optimization to define takeoff techniques that reduce the roll-on takeoff distances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012003
JournalJournal of the American Helicopter Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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