Accession Number : AD0616321

Title :   THE FLUTTER OF AN INFINITELY LONG CYLINDRICAL SHELL.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE AEROELASTIC AND STRUCTURES RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : DOWELL,Earl H.

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The aeroelastic stability of an infinitely long, isotropic cylinder with the outer surface exposed to an inviscid flow is re-examined. The cylinder behavior is described by the shell equations of Goldenvieser, while the aerodynamic forces are described by the classical linearized potential theory. An important consequence of the present study is the indication that the aerodynamic loading on the cylinder is of the 'slender body' type when the axial wavelength is large compared to the circumferential wavelength. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLUTTER, CYLINDRICAL BODIES), (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), FLUTTER), (*SLENDER BODIES, FLUTTER), AERODYNAMIC LOADING, INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, STABILITY, EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE