Nonlinear aeroelastic analysis with inextensible plate theory including correlation with experiment


Journal Article

A computational aeroelastic model is presented for a cantilevered plate rotated from a position with the clamped edge normal to the flow (0 deg) to where the clamped edge is aligned with the flow (90 deg) using a new inextensible plate theory. A large-amplitude limit-cycle oscillation has been observed beyond the linear flutter speed in both the computations and in a wind-tunnel experiment. The computations and experiments for the limit-cycle oscillation response of the several yawed plate aeroelastic models show that the inextensible plate theory produces results in good agreement with the measurements. Also, a comparison with results obtained using von Kármán's nonlinear plate theory has been made.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tang, D; Gibbs, SC; Dowell, EH

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1299 - 1308

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0001-1452

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2514/1.J053385

Citation Source

  • Scopus