RESEARCH ON PANEL FLUTTER.
Final technical rept.,
MIDWEST RESEARCH INST KANSAS CITY MO
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The theoretical approach to the thin shell panel flutter studies was extended to include an experimental program. The basic objective of this program is concerned with the influence of an external flow field on the stability characteristics of thin cylindrical shells. The significant accomplishments attained during the years research effort include the design and fabrication of a cylindrical shell flutter model, its supporting instrumentation, and a thin shell electroforming facility for fabricating the flutter shells. These combined accomplishments will permit a first correlation of experimental shell stability studies at the lower supersonic Mach numbers. Author