1. Introduction: a history of helicopter flight;
2. Fundamentals of rotor aerodynamics;
3. Blade element analysis;
4. Rotating blade motion;
5. Helicopter performance;
6. Aerodynamics design of helicopters;
7. Aerodynamics of rotor airfoils;
8. Unsteady airfoil behavior;
9. Dynamic stall;
10. Rotor wakes and blade tip vortices;
11. Rotor-airframe interaction aerodynamics;
12. Autogiros and gyroplanes;
13. Aerodynamics of wind turbines;
14. Computational methods for helicopter aerodynamics; Appendix; Index.
J. Gordon Leishman is the Minta Martin Chair of Engineering and Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a former aerodynamicist at Westland Helicopters and has written extensively on topics in helicopter aerodynamics. Leishman is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a Technical Fellow of the American Helicopter Society. He is Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the American Helicopter Society. He is also the author of The Helicopter: Thinking Forward, Looking Back (2007).