Free Dry Vibration of Low-aspect-ratio Cantilever Wing: SemiAnalytical and Numerical Analysis with Experimental Verification

The free vibration of a low-aspect cantilever wing is studied by semianalytical, numerical, and experimental means. The wing is modeled as a two-way tapered, hollow Kirchhoff's plate, with the chord-wise section as symmetrical NACA0018 aerofoil. The chord length and the thickness taper from root to tip, over the span. The semianalytical approach is based on Galerkin's method, which includes the modal superposition of two orthogonal beam modeshapes (free-free beam in chord-wise direction and cantilever beam in span-wise direction). The free vibration is also studied numerically using ANSYS. The results have been compared with an experimental study, performing the dry impact hammer test. A model scale wing has been constructed from a 3-mm-thick metal sheet, with a length-scale ratio of 1:10. Comparative studies have been done among the three methods. The feasibility of modeling a low-aspect-ratio wing as a plate has been investigated.

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    • Abstract used with permission from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).
  • Authors:
    • Datta, Nabanita
    • Kannamwar, Ameya N
    • Verma, Yogesh
    • Panda, Anshuman
  • Publication Date: 2017-8


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  • Accession Number: 01642276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 2017 10:05AM