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AE 550 - Nonlinear Aeroelasticity

Spring 2021

Official Description

Integrated fundamental treatment of the physical and mathematical aspects of nonlinear aeroelasticity. Fluid-solid interactions of unsteady aerodynamics and flexible structures and their components with applications to air-space-land vehicles, wind mills, solar sails, and gossamer structures. Physical and mathematical modeling; solution protocols to nonlinear problems; self-excited nonlinear oscillators; torsional divergence, loss of stability and control due to structural flexibility; chordwise and un-symmetric bending; viscous and structural damping, motion control; straight and swept-wind flutter; stall divergence and flutter; panel flutter; aerodynamic noise; chaotic motion; gust loads; limit cycles. Course Information: Prerequisite: AE 451.

Course Description

This course covers integrated fundamental treatment of the physical and mathematical aspects of nonlinear aeroelasticity. Topics include fluid-solid interactions of unsteady aerodynamics and flexible structures and their components with applications to air-space-land vehicles, wind mills, solar sails, and gossamer structures. Physical and mathematical modeling; solution protocols to nonlinear problems; self-excited nonlinear oscillators; torsional divergence, loss of stability and control due to structural flexibility; chordwise and un-symmetric bending; viscous and structural damping, motion control; straight and swept-wind flutter; stall divergence and flutter; panel flutter; aerodynamic noise; chaotic motion; gust loads; and limit cycles.

Credit Hours

4 hours

Prerequisites

BS degree in engineering or science from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad and a course in Aeroelasticity (AE 451).

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Nonlinear AeroelasticityA56808LCD0930 - 1020 T R    Harry H Hilton
Nonlinear AeroelasticityONL64130ONL -    Harry H Hilton