ADVANCES IN AIRCRAFT AND SPACECRAFT SCIENCE, vol.2, no.2, pp.199-215, 2015 (ESCI)
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ADVANCES IN AIRCRAFT AND SPACECRAFT SCIENCE
Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
limit cycle oscillations, sweep angle, harmonic balance method, NONLINEAR AEROELASTIC ANALYSIS, HOMOTOPY ANALYSIS METHOD, INCOMPRESSIBLE-FLOW, RESTORING FORCES, AIRFOIL MOTION, FLUTTER, BIFURCATION
Istanbul Technical University Affiliated:
This study focuses on the limit cycle oscillations (LCOs) of cantilever swept-back wings containing a cubic nonlinearity in an incompressible flow. The governing aeroelastic equations of two degrees- of-freedom swept wings are derived through applying the strip theory and unsteady aerodynamics. In order to apply strip theory, mode shapes of the cantilever beam are used. The harmonic balance method is used to calculate the frequencies of LCOs. Linear flutter analysis is conducted for several values of sweep angles to obtain the flutter boundaries.