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Improvement of Post-Processing of Wind Tunnel Data
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Flight Dynamics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper deals with my master thesis done at Airbus Helicopters from the 2nd of February to the 31st of July 2015 in order to complete my studies for the Ecole Centrale de Lille and the Royal Institute of Technology as a double degree student. Airbus Helicopters is the leader on the civil helicopter market and one of the main actors on the military market. Therefore, innovative concepts are perpetually being tested to improve actual rotorcraft. During the development process of a new helicopter, wind tunnel tests are of prime interest to validate the design of different helicopter parts. In that perspective, the goal of my work is to improve the post-processing of wind tunnel data in order to statute about the efficiency of different shapes tested. This is done first by finding relevant handling qualities criteria and values for the aerodynamic coefficients, then by looking at the coefficients computed during wind tunnel tests and comparing them to the criteria to get the optimum configurations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 11 p.
TRITA-AVE, ISSN 1651-7660 ; 2015:54
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-180471OAI: diva2:894188
Subject / course
Aeronautical Engineering
Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-14 Last updated: 2016-01-14Bibliographically approved

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