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Dynamic Balancing of Airscrews: The Methods of Dynamic and Aerodynamic Balancing in use by the Hamilton Standard Engineers

Murray C. Beebe, Jr. (Hamilton Standard Propellers Division, United Aircraft Corporation)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 December 1941

Abstract

The necessity for refinement of airscrew balance in order to eliminate destructive vibration from this source is due largely to the continuously improving standards of passenger comfort of modern aeroplanes and to the operator's desire to extend the normal service life of the power plant and its accessories as well as that of the aeroplane structure. Power plant vibration already has been reduced to a degree where, in standard aeroplanes, there is no longer danger of major structural failure due to vibration originating from this source. Efforts to refine further the balance of engines and airscrews are directed mainly at increasing passenger comfort and extending the service life of aeroplane equipment.

Citation

Beebe, M.C. (1941), "Dynamic Balancing of Airscrews: The Methods of Dynamic and Aerodynamic Balancing in use by the Hamilton Standard Engineers", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 13 No. 12, pp. 330-338. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030848

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