Limited amplitude panel flutter with a temperature differential

Published

Journal Article

Panel flutter is a self-excited aeroelastic phenomenon in which a panel's oscillations are derived from energy absorbed from the flow over the panel. This paper addresses the nonlinear response of a square, cantilevered isotropic panel subject to quasi-steady supersonic aerodynamics over the upper surface and a time invariant temperature differential between the panel and its surroundings. Rayleigh-Ritz assumed modes are used to describe the in-plane and transverse displacements. In-plane and transverse modal convergence analyses are conducted. It is found that the steady state response depends on the initial conditions, the panel and flow parameters, and the temperature differential.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hopkins, MA; Dowell, EH

Published Date

  • December 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 1343 - 1355

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0273-4508

Citation Source

  • Scopus