Welcome to the Rotary-Wing Research Lab!

Our lab deals in mathematical models for the dynamics, aerodynamics, and control of rotary-wing systems such as helicopters, auto-gyros and wind turbines.  We specialize in models that are simple enough to run in real time for flight simulators (or to run repeatedly in design studies) while still capturing the essence of the physics necessary for realistic simulations.

Credit: Boeing/Sikorsky

Velocity on the lower rotor in a coaxial rotor system.