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Experimental Investigation of Counter-Rotating Propfan Flutter at Cruise ConditionsThe paper presents wind tunnel experimental flutter results, at transonic relative flows, for a 0.62-m diameter composite propfan model. A blade row that fluttered was tested alone, and with a stable aft counter-rotating blade row. The major objectives of the experiment were to study the effect of the second blade row on the row in flutter, and to investigate the flutter. Results show that the second row had a stabilizing effect. Two distinct flutter modes were found. For both flutter modes: flutter boundary, frequency, nodal diameter, and blade displacement data are given. The blade displacement data, obtained with an optical method, gives an indication of the flutter mode shape at a span near the blade tip.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Mehmed, Oral
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Kurkov, Anatole P.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: In: AIAA(ASME)ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 34th and AIAA/ASME Adaptive Structures Forum, La Jolla, CA, Apr. 19-22, 1993, Technical Papers. Pt. 5 (A93-33876 1
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-1632
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