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Technical Notes: A Robust Direct‐Integration Method for Rotorcraft Maneuver and Periodic Response

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A direct‐integration method is developed for solving the rotorcraft maneuver and periodic response equations, using a combination of the well‐known Newmark‐Beta method and the Newton‐Raphson iteration scheme. The method is developed in particular for rotarcraft applications.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Rotor Dynamics, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co., Mesa. Az.

Publication date: 1992-07-01

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