Modelling and Simulation at The University of Liverpool in Support of UK Naval Aviation

Owen, I ORCID: 0000-0001-5642-736X, White, MD ORCID: 0000-0002-8611-9525, Scott, P, Mateer, R ORCID: 0000-0002-9026-6683 and Kelly, M
(2016) Modelling and Simulation at The University of Liverpool in Support of UK Naval Aviation. In: American Society of Naval Engineers Launch and Recovery Symposium 2016, 2016-11-16 - 2016-11-17, Baltimore, USA.

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Along with the restricted landing area and the rolling, pitching and heaving of the ship's deck, the pilot also needs to contend with the turbulent wake produced by the air flow over the ship's superstructure. There has been significant research in the past decade or more to better understand the flying environment around the ship and how it impacts the helicopter’s handling qualities and pilot workload. Central to this research has been the use of modelling and simulation, with a particular emphasis on understanding the unsteady airflow over the ship and how this is affected by the superstructure geometry. In the UK, this flight simulation research has been led by the Flight Science and Technology Research Group at the University of Liverpool. This paper reviews the research that has been carried out at Liverpool, and how this has led to simulated flight trials to establish a simulated Ship-Helicopter Operating Limits envelope and how modelling and simulation is being used to assess the aerodynamic characteristics of the ship while it is still in the design phase, and to inform at-sea first of class flight trials.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ship, Airwake, Ship Helicopter Operating Limit, Helicopter, Flight Simulation, SHOL
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2016 14:11
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:32