The Influence of Elastic Moduli and Damping Ratios on the Stability of a Double Pendulum,
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The effects of hinge compliance and damping on the critical flutter load of a double pendulum with viscoelastic hinges at its pinned joints and subjected to a tangential force applied at its free end are investigated. The analysis shows that the critical flutter load is strongly influenced by the ratios of the elastic and viscous moduli of the springs in the two hinges in the system.