In order to accurately study the effect of curvature on panel aeroelastic behaviors, a fluid–structure coupling algorithm is adopted to analyze the curved panel flutter in transonic and supersonic airflows. First, the governing equation for the motion of the curved panel and the structure solver are presented. Then, the fluid governing equations, the fluid solver, and the fluid–structure coupling algorithm are introduced briefly. Finally, rich aeroelastic responses of the curved panel are captured using this algorithm. And the mechanisms of them are explored by various analysis tools. It is found that the curvature produces initial aerodynamic loads above the panel. Thus, the static aeroelastic deformation exists for the curved panel in stable state. At Mach 2, with its stability lost on this static aeroelastic deformation, the curved panel shows asymmetric flutter. At Mach 0.8 and 0.9, the curved panel exhibits only positive static aeroelastic deformation due to this initial aerodynamic load. At Mach 1.0, as the dynamic pressure increases, the curved panel loses its static and dynamic stability in succession, and behaves as static aeroelastic deformations, divergences, and flutter consequentially. At Mach 1.2, with its stability lost, the curved panel flutters more violently toward the negative direction. The results obtained could guide the panel design and panel flutter suppression for flight vehicles with high performances.
Analysis of Curved Panel Flutter in Supersonic and Transonic Airflows Using a Fluid–Structure Coupling Algorithm
Contributed by the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND ACOUSTICS. Manuscript received March 4, 2016; final manuscript received February 2, 2017; published online May 30, 2017. Assoc. Editor: Marco Amabili.
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Mei, G., Zhang, J., and Kang, C. (May 30, 2017). "Analysis of Curved Panel Flutter in Supersonic and Transonic Airflows Using a Fluid–Structure Coupling Algorithm." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. August 2017; 139(4): 041004. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4036103
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