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Helicopter rotor health monitoring- a review

Pawar, PM and Ganguli, R (2007) Helicopter rotor health monitoring- a review. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineerign Part G Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 221 (5). pp. 631-647.

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Abstract

A review of the literature on helicopter rotor system health monitoring is conducted in this paper. An introduction is provided to the work on rotor track and balance and commercial health and usage monitoring systems. Research on the modelling of typical rotor system faults using aeroelastic analysis is discussed and the use of damage detection algorithms based on neural network, fuzzy logic, and system identification is pointed out. The use of non-destructive testing (NDT) approaches, such as modal methods, acoustic emission, and wave-based approaches for rotor health monitoring is discussed. Finally, work on the health monitoring of composite helicopter rotors is discussed and inverse problem solution and life prediction issues are addressed. Future research needs in the area are pointed out.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Professional Engineering Publishing.
Keywords: helicopter;health monitoring;diagnostics;condition monitoring;health and usage monitoring systems;damage detection.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 30 May 2008
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2011 05:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14116

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