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Nonlinear finite element post-flutter analysis of multibay composite panels in supersonic regime

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Pacheco, D. R. Q. ; Marques, F. D. ; Natarajan, S. ; Ferreira, A. J. M.
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: COMPOSITE STRUCTURES; v. 180, p. 883-891, NOV 15 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 7

This study consists of a numerical investigation on the nonlinear flutter oscillations of composite panels on multiple supports (multibay panels) in high supersonic flow. In contrast to what is done in the majority of studies, direct time-domain integration is used here instead of linearized updated mode approximations or modal decomposition techniques. The main goal is to study the interaction between adjacent bays in the nonlinear regime in order to identify aeroelastic phenomena that are not predicted by the usual single-panel approach. Multiple lamination schemes and multibay arrangements are considered, and new important results have been found. In nearly all cases simulated, severe jump discontinuities have been detected in the limit cycle oscillation amplitudes when the dynamic pressure reaches certain values. Such jumps, observed here for the first time, occur due to the nonlinear coupling between neighboring bays and consist of very abrupt amplitude elevations that happen when there are inversions in the motion phase of one or more bays. Furthermore, this study has been able to show that single-panel analysis may be unsafe for structural design as it drastically underestimates the maximum displacements of the bays located in rear (downwind) positions. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/20393-5 - Non-linear supersonic panel flutter using the von Karman strain-displacement relation
Grantee:Douglas Ramalho Queiroz Pacheco
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 17/01309-6 - Von Kármán's nonlinear laminated plate model for supersonic flutter analysis
Grantee:Douglas Ramalho Queiroz Pacheco
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation