IN Parts I, II and III of this series we have discussed the physical nature of divergence, control reversal and various forms of flutter, and have seen how these phenomena can be predicted by theory. The flutter problem is so complicated, however, that the aircraft designer needs the assistance of certain guiding principles; otherwise he may find when the aircraft is ready to fly that the flutter calculations which are just completed show that drastic modifications to the aircraft are necessary. These principles form the basis of this concluding part of the series and have two main objects: first to avoid large changes in design on flutter grounds and secondly to obtain a high efficiency from the flutter calculations.
Broad bent, E.G. (1954), "The Elementary Theory of Aero‐Elasticity: A Series of Articles Written from the Standpoint of a Structural Engineer for Students and Junior Members of Aircraft Design Teams Part IV. Guiding Principles in Flutter Analysis", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 26 No. 6, pp. 192-200. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb032435
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