Accession Number : ADP007810

Title :   Analysis of Unsteady Aerodynamic and Flutter Characteristics of an Aeroelastic Model in Transonic Flow,

Corporate Author : BOEING CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : SenGupta, G. ; Borland, C. J. ; Johnson, F. T. ; Bussoletti, J. E. ; Melvin, R. G.

Report Date : MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Prediction of unsteady pressure distributions is an important step towards analyzing the flutter characteristics of an airplane. For this purpose, the TRANAIR code, originally developed for predicting steady transonic flow past bodies of complex geometry, was extended to handle unsteady problems, in which the unsteady solution could be viewed as a harmonic perturbation to the steady transonic flow.

Descriptors :   *FLUTTER, *TRANSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, AIRCRAFT, GEOMETRY, HARMONICS, PERTURBATIONS, PREDICTIONS, TRANSONIC FLOW, PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION, UNSTEADY FLOW.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE