Flutter of an elastic plate under tension

Academic Article

A new interpretation of existing results is presented. Two-dimensional aerodynamic flow over a one-dimensional (infinitely wide) plate is considered. The effect is clarified of variations in plate bending stiffness on the flutter of a plate under a given tension, and vice versa. The conclusion is reached that for low-supersonic/transonic Mach numbers where flutter is most likely to occur, reducing bending stiffness reduces the dynamic pressure required for flutter

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dowell, EH; Ventres, CS

Published Date

  • 1977

Published In

  • AIAA J. (USA)

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1653 - 1655