Accession Number:

AD0261358

Title:

SUPERSONIC FLUTTER OF AIRFRAMES WITH FLEXIBLE BODIES

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MIDWEST RESEARCH INST KANSAS CITY MO

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Report Date:

1961-04-24

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

The slender body velocity potential and generalized forces are derived for circular body midwing configurations of arbitrary planform. The results are applicable to supersonic wing-body combinations undergoing both chordwise and spanwise deformation. In this work, the slender wing-body proble is re uced to a simple body problem whose solution is well known, and to a modified slender wing problem. The latter case is solved by a novel approach b sed on the circle theorem or the method of images and a known solution of the airfoil equation for a double interval. The generalized forces are obtained for an arbitrary number of chordwise modes and two spanwise bending modes. Quasi-slender body theory is applied to derive a higher approximation larger reduced frequency an finene s ratio of the velocity poten ial and generalized forces. In this work, M. T. Landahls approach for rigid wings is extended to flexible wings. For simplicity, only one spanwise mode is tr at d, al houg t e number of chordwise mo es is arbitrary. The slender body generalized force coefficients are derived explicitly for a cone-cylinder body wi h delta wing configuration. It is found that the latter depend primarily on two geometric parameters. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE