Effect of transient heating on vibration frequencies of some simple wing structures

Louis F. Vosteen, Robert R. Mcwithey, Robert G. Thomson
Jun 1957

Thermal stresses, which may result from transient heating, can cause changes in the effective stiffness of wing structures. Some effects of this change in stiffness were investigated experimentally by radiantly heating three types of simple wing structures: a uniform plate, a solid double-wedge section, and a circular-arc multiweb-wing section. Changes in stiffness were determined by measuring the changes in natural frequency of vibration during transient heating. Some comparisons are made between theoretical calculations and the measured data.

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