The Comprehensive Short Course in Rotary Wing Technology set for August 10–14 will be held as a virtual conference as part of Penn State’s efforts to maintain public health and safety in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. For the latest updates and information, visit: virusinfo.psu.edu.

Schedule

Monday, August 10
Time Session
9:45–10:00 a.m. Welcome
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Brief helicopter history and introduction to helicopter aerodynamics and dynamics
G. Leishman
12:30–1:30 p.m. Break
1:30–3:00 p.m. Fundamentals of acoustics
K. Brentner
3:00–3:15 p.m. Break
3:15–5:00 p.m. Overview of helicopter noise; acoustic theory for rotating blades
K. Brentner
Tuesday, August 11
Time Session
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Continuation – Brief helicopter history and introduction to helicopter aerodynamics and dynamics
G. Leishman
12:30–1:30 p.m. Break
1:30–3:15 p.m. Review of prediction capability; recent developments in helicopter and eVTOL noise
K. Brentner
3:15–3:30 p.m. Break
3:30–5:45 p.m. Handling qualities; automatic control
R.M. McKillip
Wednesday, August 12
Time Session
9:45–11:30 a.m. Continuation – Handling qualities; automatic control
R.M. McKillip
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Break
12:30–3:00 p.m. Helicopter composite structures; material properties
D. Pullman
3:00–3:15 p.m. Break
3:15–5:45 p.m. Continuation – Helicopter composite structures; material properties
D. Pullman
Thursday, August 13
Time Session
9:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Propulsion and drive systems
R. Bill
12:15–1:15 p.m. Break
1:15–3:45 p.m. Continuation – Propulsion and drive systems
R. Bill
3:45–4:00 p.m. Break
4:00–5:30 p.m. Helicopter and tilt-rotor dynamics, coupled rotor/fuselage vibrations
R. Blackwell
Friday, August 14
Time Session
10:00 a.m.–noon Continuation – Helicopter and tilt-rotor dynamics, coupled rotor/fuselage vibrations
R. Blackwell
Noon–1:00 p.m. Break
1:00–2:30 p.m. Continuation – Helicopter and tilt-rotor dynamics, coupled rotor/fuselage vibrations
R. Blackwell
2:30–2:45 p.m. Break
2:45–3:30 p.m. Closing remarks
E. C. Smith, Penn State

While reasonable efforts will be made to adhere to the advertised package, Penn State Conferences and Institutes reserves the right to substitute speakers and/or seminar content.