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An investigation of forced flexural torsional oscillations of a wing and the phenomenon of flutter

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Jackson, Andrew M. (1939) An investigation of forced flexural torsional oscillations of a wing and the phenomenon of flutter. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03252005-082813

Abstract

In this thesis the torsional-flexural response of a two-dimensional airfoil to forced oscillations of various frequencies and at various airspeeds is investigated. The airfoil chosen has characteristics which are typical of modern American transport wings, and the speeds cover the range from zero airspeed up through the speeds for torsional-flexural flutter and torsional divergence.

In the latter part of this thesis, curves are plotted showing the effects which changes in the assumed wing parameters have on the torsional-flexural flutter speed and the torsional divergence speed.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Lombard, Albert Eaton
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1939
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-03252005-082813
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03252005-082813
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:1113
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:25 Mar 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:35

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