Flutter Limits and Behaviors of a Flexible Thin Sheet in High-Speed Flow— I: Analytical Method for Prediction of the Sheet Behavior

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Nobuyuki Yamaguchi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Meisei University, Hino City, Tokyo 191-8506, Japan

Kazuhiko Yokota

Yoshinobu Tsujimoto

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka City 560-8531, Japan

J. Fluids Eng 122(1), 65-73 (Nov 15, 1999) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.483242 History: Received March 15, 1999; Revised November 15, 1999
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(a) A fluttering sheet and (b) Distribution of the displacements and inclinations of the sheet
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(a) Simulation of the flow by vortices and (b) The distribution of the vortices
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Relation between the surface vortices and the velocity difference across the sheet
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Balance of forces and moments on short segment “i”
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Matching condition of the flow and the sheet surface at point “ic”
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Calculated results on fluttering behaviors for flutter limits for mass ratios of 2.92 (a) and 0.04 (b)




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