Aerospace Engineering 6220:
Rotorcraft Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
Georgia Institute of Technology
Profs. Dewey H. Hodges and J. V. R. Prasad
Prof. Hodges' Office: Weber 200-C; Phone: 404-894-8201
Prof. Prasad's Office: Knight 421-A; Phone 404-894-3043
Time and place: The class hours are 1:05-1:55 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The place is Guggenheim 244.
Bramwell, Anthony R. S.; Done, George T. S.; Balmford, David: Bramwell's Helicopter Dynamics, 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 2001.
Hodges, Dewey H.: Nonlinear Composite Beam Theory, AIAA, Reston, Virginia, 2006.
Johnson, Wayne: Helicopter Theory, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1980 (also Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1994).
Course Goals: To introduce students to the fundamentals of rotorcraft dynamics and aeroelasticity, and to provide necessary background to equip students to do additional research and analysis in the field.
Prof. Hodges' Office hours: to be arranged
Prof. Prasad's Office hours: to be arranged
Prof. Hodges' portion of the course: Homework counts as 100%. Discussion of homework solutions among students is permitted, but the work you turn in must be entirely your own.
Prof. Prasad's portion: Homework counts as 70%. Project counts as 30%. Discussion of homework and project among students is permitted, but the work you turn in must be your own.
Prof. Hodges's portion (Jan. 7-Feb. 27, 2012)
Prof. Prasad's portion (Mar. 1-April 26, 2012): see Prof. Prasad's web page
Homework assignments: Prof. Hodges's problems:
Homeworks 1 and 2
For Prof. Prasad's problems, see his web page
Handouts: to be posted on the web pages of Prof. Hodges or Prof. Prasad