Empirical Tests of Stress in Gyroplane Rotor During Flight
 
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, ul. Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Jacek Czarnigowski   

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, ul. Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
Data publikacji: 01-09-2020
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2020; 14(3):107–117
 
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The paper presents the results of experimental investigations of total tensile stresses in a gyroplane’s rotor during flight. The research aimed to determine which flight maneuvers induce the greatest stress in the rotor blade and the hub bar. The object of research was an ultralight gyroplane Tercel by Aviation Artur Trendak equipped with a rotor by the same manufacturer. Measurements were taken a) at the root of the rotor blade in the longitudinal direction, at the rotor blade’s lower surface in the point where the blade is attached to the hub bar, and b) in the hub bar, on its lower surface also in the longitudinal direction. To measure the stress, the author constructed an original measuring system based on the strain gauge bridge circuit mounted on the rotor head. The tests were carried out in a wide range of maneuvers within the gyroplane’s flight envelope. The highest value of tensile stress was found to occur while rapidly reducing the horizontal velocity in steep descent.