Noise prediction for maneuvering rotorcraft

Kenneth Steven Brentner, Henry E. Jones

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This paper presents the initial work toward first- principles noise prediction for maneuvering rotors. Both the aeromechanical and acoustics aspects of the maneuver noise problem are discussed. The comprehensive analysis code. CAMRAD 2. was utilized to predict the time-dependent aircraft position and attitude, along with the rotor blade airloads and motion. The major locus of this effort was the enhancement of the acoustic code WOPWOP necessary to compute the noise from a maneuvering rotorcraft. Full aircraft motion, including arbitrary transient motion, is modeled together with arbitrary rotor blade motions. Noise from a rotorcraft in turning and descending flight is compared to level flight. A substantial increase in the rotor noise is found both for turning flight and during a transient maneuver. Additional enhancements to take advantage of parallel computers and clusters of workstations, in addition to a new compact-chordwise loading formulation, are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event6th Aeroacoustics Conference and Exhibit, 2000 - Lahaina, HI, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2000Jun 14 2000


Other6th Aeroacoustics Conference and Exhibit, 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLahaina, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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