Investigation of effect of mass distribution on wing flutter by fluid-structure interaction analysis

Celen, Furkan
In this study, a closely coupled fluid-structure interaction analysis is carried out in order to investigate the effect of mass distribution on wing flutter. A commercial software is used to carry out and couple the structural and computational fluid dynamics analyses. The validation of the analysis procedure is realized by simulating the AGARD 445.6 wing flutter experiment and comparing the simulation results with the experimental ones. The simulation results agreed well with the experimental results. The change in the aeroelastic behavior of the test wing is observed by adding a point mass to different positions within the test wing. In addition, a high altitude long endurance unmanned air vehicle wing is created in order to investigate the variation of the flutter speed as the center of gravity changes in chord-wise direction through the use of a point pass.


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Citation Formats
F. Celen, “Investigation of effect of mass distribution on wing flutter by fluid-structure interaction analysis,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.