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Title:
ROTOR HUB VIBRATION ATTENUATOR
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/209827
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A vibration attenuation system for attenuating vibrations in a mast of an aircraft includes a weight attached to the mast but free to orbit about the mast. The weight can be comprised of one or more weight assemblies. Embodiments can include a single weight, or plural weight assemblies wherein each weight assembly can include a mechanical interconnecting mechanism so that each weight assembly receives feedback regarding the position and movement of one or more other weight assemblies. Each weight can be associated with a spring that urges the weight towards a neutral position. Rotation of the mast can cause the weight to orbit about the mast and self-excite such that the weight acts against the urging of the spring towards an attenuating position.

Inventors:
CHOI JOUYOUNG JASON (US)
HEVERLY DAVID (US)
KIZHAKKEPAT AMARJIT O (US)
PARHAM THOMAS (US)
SEIFERT MICHAEL (US)
SMITH MICHAEL (US)
STAMPS FRANK B (US)
GAY FREDERICK S (US)
Application Number:
US2017/022380
Publication Date:
February 08, 2018
Filing Date:
March 14, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC (US)
International Classes:
B64C27/00; B06B1/16; B64C27/32; B64C27/51; F16F15/10
Foreign References:
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Other References:
See also references of EP 3429921A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LIGHTFOOT, Alan Dawson et al. (US)
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