Acceleration Performance of Helicopter Engines

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M. R. Maltby

Rolls-Royce Limited, Leavesden, Watford, Herts, England

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 109(2), 127-131 (Apr 01, 1987) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3240014 History: Received January 24, 1986; Online October 15, 2009


The desirability of good acceleration behavior from helicopter gas turbine engines is discussed in the context of the increasing demand for helicopter maneuverability and safety. Features which result in improved engine handling qualities are discussed and reference is made to some analytical techniques which may be employed to assist in obtaining the best results.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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