Accession Number : AD0742923

Title :   A Study of Supersonic Flow Past Vibrating Panels and Shells.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Webster,Kenneth Allen

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Supersonic flow past harmonically vibrating two-dimensional panels and cylindrical shells is analyzed using a linearized method-of-characteristics procedure. A detailed description of this method to solve the linearized unsteady potential equation is given and numerical results are presented to indicate the nature of the aerodynamic pressure distributions. Also, comparisons of the present results are made with earlier work based upon quite different approaches. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS), AEROELASTICITY, VIBRATION, PRESSURE, LINEAR SYSTEMS, TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, THESES

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE