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Suppression of aeroelastic instability with a nonlinear energy sink: Experimental results

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dc.contributor.author Hill, WJ en
dc.contributor.author Strganac, TW en
dc.contributor.author Nichkawde, C en
dc.contributor.author McFarland, DM en
dc.contributor.author Kerschen, G en
dc.contributor.author Lee, YS en
dc.contributor.author Vakakis, AF en
dc.contributor.author Bergman, LA en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:50:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:50:54Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en
dc.identifier.issn 02734508 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/35192
dc.relation.uri http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34147129182&partnerID=40&md5=98492b5448ed7554a9e0f967d52e5f0c en
dc.subject.other Energy pumping en
dc.subject.other Energy sinks en
dc.subject.other Limit cycle oscillations en
dc.subject.other Aircraft en
dc.subject.other Degrees of freedom (mechanics) en
dc.subject.other Flight control systems en
dc.subject.other Space flight en
dc.subject.other Aerodynamics en
dc.title Suppression of aeroelastic instability with a nonlinear energy sink: Experimental results en
heal.type conferenceItem en
heal.publicationDate 2006 en
heal.abstract The presence of limit cycle oscillations within the flight envelopes of existing aircraft is well documented. Future air vehicle designs are also likely to encounter limit cycle oscillations under certain loading conditions. These steady-state constant amplitude oscillations are detrimental to mission effectiveness and lead to increased fatigue of aircraft structures. Previous efforts to suppress limit cycle oscillations have focused primarily on active control methods. These efforts have been effective but require significant measurement and control resources. In this study the investigators test a passive method for suppressing limit cycle behavior. A nonlinear energy sink, based on the principle of nonlinear energy pumping, is shown to be effective for increasing the stability threshold of a nonlinear two degree of freedom aeroelastic system. Copyright © 2006 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved. en
heal.journalName Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.spage 3145 en
dc.identifier.epage 3157 en


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