Modeling viscous transonic limit-cycle oscillation behavior using a harmonic balance approach

Journal Article (Academic article)

Presented is a harmonic-balance computational fluid dynamic approach for modeling limit-cycle oscillation behavior of aeroelastic airfoil configurations in a viscous transonic flow. For the NLR 7301 airfoil configuration studied, accounting for viscous effects is shown to significantly influence computed limit-cycle oscillation trends when compared to an inviscid analysis. A methodology for accounting for changes in mean angle of attack during limit-cycle oscillation is also developed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thomas Jeffrey, P; Dowell Earl, H; Hall Kenneth, C

Published Date

  • 2004

Published In

  • Journal of Aircraft

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1266 - 1274