Airbus Awarded Patent for Beam for a rotorcraft

Airbus Awarded Patent for Beam for a rotorcraft 4 Feb, 19, Source: USPTO

A beam for a rotorcraft rotor and particularly to a helicopter rotor. Said beam comprises a hub connection portion, a blade connection portion, a first flexure portion located between the hub connection portion and the blade connection portion and having a bending stiffness about a first axis which is orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the blade, said bending stiffness being smaller than that of the hub connection portion and that of the blade connection portion and a shear portion located between the hub connection portion and the blade connection portion and having a shear stiffness parallel to a second axis which is orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the blade and non-parallel to the first axis. Said shear stiffness is smaller than that of the hub connection portion and that of the blade connection portion.

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