An investigation of bending-moment distribution on a model helicopter rotor blade and a comparison with theory

John R. Meyer, Jr.
Feb 1952

Bending-moment distributions were measured on a model helicopter rotor blade under hovering and simulated forward-flight conditions. Curves of maximum-bending-moment distribution are presented for all test conditions. Theoretical calculations have been carried out at advance ratios of 0.22 and 0.47 for the hinged- and fixed-at-root conditions respectively.

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