Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Energy (5th ICMEME2016)

Catastrophic/benign flutter boundary evaluation carried for two-dimensional aerodynamic surface in subsonic flow

Authors
Wenjia Cai, Laith K Abbas, Dongyang Chen, Xiaoting Rui, Pier Marzocca
Corresponding Author
Wenjia Cai
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmeme-16.2016.6How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Lyapunov first quantity; Aeroelastic flutter; Transfer matrix method; Computational fluid dynamics; Limit cycle oscillation.
Abstract

The catastrophic/benign flutter boundary character evaluation and its control are carried out for 2-DOF lifting surfaces. Catastrophic/benign implies that the Limit Cycle Oscillation (LCO) is either unstable or stable. Within this work: (1) Quasi-Steady (QS) theory and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for subsonic flow calculations are implemented, (2) Flutter motion equations of a two-dimensional airfoil section with cubic nonlinear stiffness in the pitching direction are established, (3) Uncoupled bending and torsion frequencies of the selected aerodynamic surface are computed using recently developed Transfer Matrix Method of Multibody Systems (MSTMM), and (4) Lyapunov's First Quantity (LFQ) is computed to study the bifurcation behavior of the aeroelastic system in the vicinity of the flutter boundary. The main objective of this study is to implement a control capability enabling one to control both the flutter boundary and its character as to safely expand the operational envelop of the aerospace vehicle without failure.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Energy (5th ICMEME2016)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-281-7
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmeme-16.2016.6How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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