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Sensitivity analysis of flutter response of a typical section and a wing in transonic flowA sensitivity analysis of flutter response of a two-degree of freedom airfoil with plunging and pitching degrees of freedom in transonic flow was performed using a state-space representation of the unsteady aerodynamic behavior. The structural equations of motion of the airfoil with bending and torsional degrees of freedom are coupled to the unsteady airloads, and the aeroelastic system so modeled is solved as an eigenvalue problem to determine the stability. The results of eigenanalysis showed good agreement with flutter calculations performed using a time-integration of the aeroelastic equations. The sensitivities of the flutter speed with respect to the mass and stiffness parameters wee computed by both the analytical and finite difference methods, showing excellent agreement.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Kapania, Rakesh K.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Issac, Jason C.
(Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. Blacksburg, United States)
Barthelemy, Jean-Francois M.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, 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
Structural Mechanics
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-1646
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