Accession Number : AD0679632

Title :   A PROGRAM OF THEORETICAL RESEARCH ON HYDROELASTIC STABILITY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BOEING CO RENTON WASH COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Rowe,William S. ; Marvin,Trent B. G.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : A correlation study has been performed between experimental hydrofoil flutter data and the aerodynamic flutter prediction techniques used in the aerospace industry. The use of current theoretical flutter prediction techniques produces flutter speeds that are unconservative when compared with the experimental data. This apparent failure to properly predict the flutter speed is not due to a failure of the theory itself, but is attributed to flow instability problems associated with the physical characteristics of the hydrodynamic profiles used in the flutter experiments. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROFOILS, FLUTTER), HYDRODYNAMICS, STABILITY, HYDRODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, THEORY, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, INEQUALITIES

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE