Reference : Experimental passive flutter suppression using a linear tuned vibration absorber
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Engineering, computing & technology : Aerospace & aeronautics engineering
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/202528
Experimental passive flutter suppression using a linear tuned vibration absorber
English
Verstraelen, Edouard mailto [Université de Liège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Laboratoire de structures et systèmes spatiaux >]
Habib, Giuseppe mailto [Université de Liège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Laboratoire de structures et systèmes spatiaux >]
Kerschen, Gaëtan mailto [Université de Liège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Laboratoire de structures et systèmes spatiaux >]
Dimitriadis, Grigorios mailto [Université de Liège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Interactions Fluide-Structure - Aérodynamique expérimentale >]
May-2017
AIAA Journal
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
55
5
1707-1722
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0001-1452
1533-385X
Reston
VA
[en] Nonlinear aeroelasticity ; Wind tunnel ; linear tuned vibration absorber ; Flutter ; Limit cycle oscillations
[en] The current drive for increased efficiency in aeronautic structures such as aircraft, wind turbine blades and helicopter blades often leads to weight reduction. A con- sequence of this tendency can be increased flexibility, which in turn can lead to un- favourable aeroelastic phenomena involving large amplitude oscillations and non- linear effects such as geometric hardening and stall flutter. Vibration mitigation is one of the approaches currently under study for avoiding these phenomena. In the present work, passive vibration mitigation is applied to a nonlinear experimental aeroelastic system by means of a linear tuned vibration absorber. The aeroelastic apparatus is a pitch and flap wing that features a continuously hardening restoring torque in pitch and a linear restoring torque in flap. Extensive analysis of the sys- tem with and without absorber at pre-critical and post-critical airspeeds showed an improvement in flutter speed of around 36%, a suppression of a jump due to stall flutter, and a reduction in LCO amplitude. Mathematical modelling of the exper- imental system is used to demonstrate that optimal flutter delay is achieved when two of the system modes flutter at the same flight condition. Nevertheless, even this optimal absorber quickly loses effectiveness as it is detuned. The wind tunnel mea- surements showed that the tested absorbers were much slower to lose effectiveness than those of the mathematical predictions.
European Union (ERC Starting Grant NoVib 307265)
The Nonlinear Tuned Vibration Absorber (NoVib)
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/202528
10.2514/1.J055397
https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.J055397

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