- Dowell, E.H., Nonlinear analysis of flutter of plates and shells,
ASME -- Fluid-Solid Interaction
pp. 160 - 186 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
Methods for investigating flutter are reviewed emphasizing nonlinear aspects of problem; thin plate or shell is immersed in fluid stream with parallel fluid flow over one side of structure; primary concern is with final state of growing disturbance; flat plate as prototype of more general flutter problem is discussed in detail; curved plate and cylindrical shell are then considered, with considerable discussion devoted to experiment in order to indicate areas of needed theoretical developments; possible fruitful lines of future research are indicated.