Papers Published

  1. Dowell, E.H. and Ventres, C.S., Flutter of an elastic plate under tension, AIAA J. (USA), vol. 15 no. 11 (1977), pp. 1653 - 5 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/10)

    A new interpretation of existing results is presented. Two-dimensional aerodynamic flow over a one-dimensional (infinitely wide) plate is considered. The effect is clarified of variations in plate bending stiffness on the flutter of a plate under a given tension, and vice versa. The conclusion is reached that for low-supersonic/transonic Mach numbers where flutter is most likely to occur, reducing bending stiffness reduces the dynamic pressure required for flutter

    aerodynamics;elasticity;vibrating bodies;