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DESIGN CRITERIA FOR THE PREDICTION AND PREVENTION OF PANEL FLUTTER. VOLUME 1. CRITERIA PRESENTATION
Final rept. Aug 1966-Nov 1967
MCDONNELL CO ST LOUIS MO STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS DEPT
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The program described in this report was performed to bring together all available data from wind tunnel test, flight test, vibration test, thermal test and theoretical investigations to form comprehensive panel flutter design criteria. Procedures were developed which are applicable to the environment and various panel structural arrangements for transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic aircraft aerospace re-entry vehicles, and boosters. This report Volume I presents a set of criteria for the design of flutter-free panels. The design procedure provides for initially establishing the required thickness at neutral stability of a flat, unstressed, unswept panel. Thickness corrections are then made to account for various parameters that are known to affect panel flutter boundaries.
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