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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 681284, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/681284
Research Article

Theoretical Analysis and Experimental Researches regarding the Asymmetrical Fluid Flow Applied in Aeronautics

1Department of Aviation, “Henri Coandă” Air Force Academy, 160 Mihai Viteazul Street, 500183 Braşov, Romania
2National Defence University “Carol I”, Panduri Street No. 68-72, sector 5, 050662 Bucharest, Romania

Received 21 January 2015; Revised 27 March 2015; Accepted 30 March 2015

Academic Editor: Tang Xiaosheng

Copyright © 2015 Ionică Cîrciu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The current paper has been written in order to find the best solutions to replace the antitorque rotor of single-rotor helicopters, with removal of its disadvantages through the Coandă Effect. This would significantly increase the flight performance. The research mainly aims at obtaining a controlled lateral force due to Coandă flows through the tail boom, a force which would be useful for the stabilization needed because of the lifting rotor during the flight of single-rotor helicopters.