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The Mechanical Aspect of Flutter: A Review of Present Knowledge on the Oscillation of Aerodynamic Surfaces

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 February 1938

Abstract

THE subject of flutter is universally recognised as a difficult one, and I think it will be agreed that much work remains to be done before our knowledge is sufficient for the everyday needs of the designer. It is not that our scientists and mathematicians have been found wanting, however, for the literature on the subject is extensive and the present rate of production of papers bearing on flutter is higher than ever. But, from the point of view of the man who wishes to have a broad grasp of essential principles, the sheer quantity of theoretical material alone is bewildering.

Citation

Walker, P.B. (1938), "The Mechanical Aspect of Flutter: A Review of Present Knowledge on the Oscillation of Aerodynamic Surfaces", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 33-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030272

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