Flutter and oscillating air-force calculations for an airfoil in a two-dimensional supersonic flow

Garrick, I E Rubinow, S I
October 1946

An account is given of the Possio theory of non stationary flow for small disturbances in a two-dimensional supersonic flow and of its application to determination of the aerodynamic forces on an oscillating airfoil. Further application is made to the problem of wing flutter in the degrees of freedom - torsion, bending, and aileron torsion. Numerical tables for flutter calculations are provided for numerous values of the Mach number greater than unity. Results for bending-torsion wing flutter are discussed. The static instabilities of divergence and aileron reversal are examined as is a one degree of freedom case of torsional oscillatory instability.

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