Pilot-vehicle interaction represents a critical aspect of aircraft design. Very low-frequency, voluntary although unintentional interaction has been extensively investigated in fixed and rotary wing aeromechanics. Higher frequency, involuntary and thus passive interaction received similar attention in fixed wing aeromechanics, but not as much for rotary wing. The results of an experimental campaign for the characterization of the passive behaviour of rotorcraft pilots' biomechanics are presented. A flight simulator has been used to excite human subjects. The accelerations of their limbs and the motion induced by the vibrations of the limbs in the control inceptors have been recorded. The vertical, longitudinal and lateral directions have been independently excited, while measuring the motion of the arm directly involved in the control inceptor mostly affected by motion in each direction, namely the left and the right arms for the collective and the cyclic sticks, respectively. The frequency domain response has been evaluated; resulting noteworthy behaviour is discussed, addressing its relevance in modelling the passive behaviour of pilots within the bioaeroservoelastic rotorcraft analysis. The measurements of human body impedance, under realistic cockpit motion, are used to identify the direct transfer functions between the motion of the seat and the controls inadvertently fed back into the rotorcraft.
|Titolo:||Experimental and Numerical Helicopter Pilot Characterization for Aeroelastic Rotorcraft-Pilot Coupling Analysis|
|Autori interni:||MASARATI, PIERANGELO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Rivista:||PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. PART G, JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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