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Supersonic flutter of a plate containing many bays in the spanwise direction


Cummings, Benjamin E. (1957) Supersonic flutter of a plate containing many bays in the spanwise direction. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology.


A special problem of panel flutter is considered by the method of Galerkin. The solution to the supersonic, non-steady potential equation is obtained by the approach of Garrick and Rubinow. Plate equations of motion are obtained by use of the Lagrange equations. Numerical solutions to the flutter determinant are presented for two cases.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Supersonic flutter ; aeronautics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Fung, Yuan-cheng (advisor)
  • Caughey, Thomas Kirk (co-advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1957
Author Email:bigben167 (AT)
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-07082004-143419
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ID Code:2832
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Deposited On:13 Jul 2004
Last Modified:11 Feb 2014 00:12

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