Peck, Jerry Clifford (1959) Bending-torsion flutter of an airfoil with nonlinear structural characteristics. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-02132006-152832
A theoretical analysis of the incompressible bending-torsion flutter of a two-dimensional airfoil with nonlinear structural characteristics is presented. The Method of Slowly Varying Parameters of Kryloff and Bogoliuboff is applied, and the steady-state oscillations are found. The stability of the steady-state oscillation is analyzed through the use of perturbation equations. A quasi-steady aerodynamic approximation is used, and closed-form solutions for the steady-state oscillations are found for the case of elastic torsional nonlinearities. A numerical example of a soft-hard stiffness characteristic is treated, and the steady-state and stability results given.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Engineer's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1959|
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|Deposited On:||14 Feb 2006|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:31|
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