Papers Published

  1. Dowell, E.H. and Srinivasan, A.V. and McLean, J.D. and Ambrose, J., Aeroelastic stability of cylindrical shells subjected to a rotating flow, AIAA J. (USA), vol. 12 no. 12 (1974), pp. 1644 - 51 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/10)

    It is experimentally demonstrated that a cylindrical shell subjected to a rotating flow may become dynamically unstable. The flutter motion takes the form of a circumferentially travelling wave. The data confirm qualitatively earlier theoretical predictions, although further refinement of the theoretical modeling of the fluid motion is desirable in order to improve the quantitative agreement between theory and experiment

    aerodynamics;boundary layer flow;rotational flow;stability;