Nonlinear behavior of low aspect ratio panels in subsonic flow: a preliminary study


Journal Article

We describe an experimental investigation into the nonlinear behavior of thin elastic panels in subsonic flow. Specially, an apparatus is detailed that supports a low aspect ratio panel by clamping it along the spanwise edges while leaving its leading and trailing edges free. Preliminary results are given for a 0.016 inch thick panel with an aspect ratio of 2.72. A pronounced, leading-edge divergence phenomenon was observed at nonzero angles of attack.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reynolds, RR; Dowell, EH; Tang, D; Virgin, LN

Published Date

  • December 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 /

Start / End Page

  • 9 - 12

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-4230

Citation Source

  • Scopus