Flutter Analysis of Wing, Booster Fin and Vertical Tail
Aerospace vehicles are subjected to various types of severe environmental loads. The basic design criterion includes the minimum weight configuration that results in very flexible structures, which leads to various types of structural interaction problems like flutter, divergence etc. Hence every aerospace vehicle should be analysed for its aeroelastic instabilities. In the present work the flutter analysis of a typical space vehicle was carried out in substructure level with the interface fixed condition. The doublet lattice, zona51 and piston theories are used in the unsteady aerodynamic calculations for the subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic speed regimes. As there is no theoretical procedure for transonic speeds, doublet lattice method has been used in the present analysis. Frequency and damping versus velocity are presented to identify the flutter velocities and the flutter behavior.
G. Vinayagamurthy et al., "Flutter Analysis of Wing, Booster Fin and Vertical Tail", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 3500-3505, 2012