GOAHEAD

Project GOAHEAD. Generation of Advanced Helicopter Experimental Aerodynamic Database for CFD code validation. Today leading edge CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software systems are available which are capable of predicting the viscous flow around main rotor-fuselage configurations or even complete helicopters. The greatest shortcoming for qualifying these methods as design tools in the industrial design process is the lack of detailed experimental validation data for the aerodynamics of complete helicopters.