Accession Number:

AD0909258

Title:

Active Flutter Suppression Systems for Military Aircraft. A Feasibility Study

Corporate Author:

MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Abstract:

This analytical study of active flutter suppression systems for military aircraft was directed toward the accomplishment of two broad objectives 1 Establish flutter modes, configurations, and flight conditions where active flutter control can show an advantage 2 Formulate design guidelines and criteria to implement and test active flutter suppression systems. To accomplish these broad objectives the study effort was divided into the three separate investigations 1 Wingstore flutter control study - to assess the practicality of extension of flutter boundaries for several store combinations 2 All-movable horizontal tail flutter control study - to investigate both the potential payoff in future aircraft and the unique problems and difficulties when one of the participants in the flutter mechanism is used as the flutter control force producer 3 Wing flutter control study - to parametrically evaluate the potential payoff in future aircraft by active flutter control of flutter critical primary lifting surfaces.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 1971-Aug 1972

Pages:

0310

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Distribution Statement:

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited

Contract Number:

F33615-71-C-1481

File Size:

13.41MB