About Helicopters

Journal of Aircraft and Spacecraft Technology, Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 204-223, DOI: 10.3844/jastsp.2017.204.223

20 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2017

See all articles by Relly Victoria Petrescu

Relly Victoria Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM

Raffaella Aversa

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

B. Akash

American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Juan Corchado

University of Salamanca

Filippo Berto

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Engineering Design and Materials

Antonio Apicella

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

Florian Ion Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM

Date Written: September 9, 2017

Abstract

A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by one or more engine-driven rotors. In contrast with fixed-wing aircraft, this allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover and to fly forwards, backward and laterally. These attributes allow helicopters to be used in congested or isolated areas where fixed-wing aircraft would not be able to take off or land. The capability to efficiently hover for extended periods of time allows a helicopter to accomplish tasks that fixed-wing aircraft and other forms of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft cannot perform.

Suggested Citation

Petrescu, Relly Victoria and Aversa, Raffaella and Akash, B. and Corchado, Juan and Berto, Filippo and Apicella, Antonio and Petrescu, Florian Ion, About Helicopters (September 9, 2017). Journal of Aircraft and Spacecraft Technology, Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 204-223, DOI: 10.3844/jastsp.2017.204.223. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3077185

Relly Victoria Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM ( email )

Romania

Raffaella Aversa

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design ( email )

81031 Aversa (CE)
Italy

B. Akash

American University of Ras Al Khaimah ( email )

American University of Ras Al Khaimah
School of Graduate Studies and Research
Ras Al Khaimah, RAK 10021
United Arab Emirates

HOME PAGE: http://www.aurak.ac.ae

Juan Corchado

University of Salamanca ( email )

Campus Miguel de Unamuno
ES-37007 Salamanca, Salamanca 23007
Spain

Filippo Berto

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Engineering Design and Materials ( email )

Trondheim
Norway

Antonio Apicella

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design ( email )

81031 Aversa (CE)
Italy

Florian Ion Petrescu (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM ( email )

Romania

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