Improved understanding of transonic flutter: A three-parameter flutter surface

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An understanding of transonic flutter is often critical for high-speed aircraft development. A presentation of the transonic flutter velocity as a function of the Mach number and mass ratio is shown here to provide many advantages. Such a presentation offers new insights when comparing computational and wind-tunnel flutter results. The benefits of such a presentation are also evident in parameter studies. Finally, the subject of flutter similarity rules for airfoils of different thicknesses is also addressed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kholodar, DB; Dowell, EH; Thomas, JP; Hall, KC

Published Date

  • January 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 911 - 917

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-3868

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-8669

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2514/1.467

Citation Source

  • Scopus