Nonlinear flutter of curved plates, II


Journal Article

In a series of papers by the author and his colleagues, nonlinear flutter analyses of plates have been made. Most recently in Part I curved plates were considered. In the present paper, Part II, numerical results are presented for three-dimensional curved plates of constant curvature and simply supported on all edges. Quasi-steady supersonic aerodynamic theory is employed. These numerical results demonstrate some of the important qualitative and quantitative differences between three-dimensional plates and the two-dimensional ones discussed in detail in Part I. In particular it is shown that 1) three-dimensional plates with streamwise curvature are more significantly affected by preflutter static deformation than two-dimensional ones and 2) three-dimensional plates with spanwise curvature are very sensitive to the degree of in-plane restraint insofar as determining the flutter boundary as well as the subsequent flutter oscillation. © 1970, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dowell, EH

Published Date

  • January 1, 1970

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 259 - 261

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0001-1452

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2514/3.5653

Citation Source

  • Scopus