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Bifurcations of limit-cycle oscillations of a two degree-of-freedom airfoil caused by aerodynamic non-linearities

van Rooij, A.C.L.M. and Nitzsche, J. and Dwight, R.P. (2017) Bifurcations of limit-cycle oscillations of a two degree-of-freedom airfoil caused by aerodynamic non-linearities. In: 58th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. AIAA SciTech Forum, 09.-13. Jan. 2017, Grapevine, Texas. DOI: 10.2514/6.2017-1359

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Abstract

Flutter is usually predicted using linearised theory. In reality, flutter is always non-linear and might already occur below the linearly predicted flutter boundary. Whether this is the case for limit-cycle oscillations (LCOs) caused by aerodynamic non-linearities is not known, since these LCOs can only be predicted using expensive wind-tunnel tests or coupled Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)-Computational Structural Mechanics (CSM) simulations. However, it is important to know whether a sufficiently large disturbance can already cause LCOs below the flutter boundary predicted from linearised theory. Furthermore, since structural properties and the flow conditions will vary, it is necessary to study the resulting variations of the Hopf bifurcation behaviour of the LCO solutions near the flutter point. In this work viscous and inviscid transonic flows are considered. The LCO bifurcation behaviour was found to vary significantly when the uncoupled structural natural frequency ratio and the location of the elastic axis are changed. When the non-linearity is relatively weak, a change in the Hopf bifurcation type might result. A Mach number variation in inviscid flow showed that the effective flutter boundary might significantly deviate from that predicted using linearised theory. For both the structural parameter variations and the Mach number variation, LCOs were observed below the linearly predicted flutter boundary. At the nominal structural parameters, the amplitude-dependent behaviour of the phase of the lift was found to be responsible for the type of bifurcation of the LCO solution that occurs. Inspection of the local force distributions at various pitch amplitudes showed that the motion of the shock wave on the lower surface is responsible for the behaviour of the phase of the lift and hence for the bifurcation behaviour of the LCOs observed in this work.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110814/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Bifurcations of limit-cycle oscillations of a two degree-of-freedom airfoil caused by aerodynamic non-linearities
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
van Rooij, A.C.L.M.anouk.vanrooij (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Nitzsche, J.jens.nitzsche (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Dwight, R.P.delft university of technology, faculty of aerospace engineeringUNSPECIFIED
Date:9 January 2017
Journal or Publication Title:58th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.2514/6.2017-1359
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Status:Published
Keywords:limit-cycle oscillations, aerodynamic non-linearities, non-linear aeroelasticity, bifurcation behaviour, structural parameter variations
Event Title:AIAA SciTech Forum
Event Location:Grapevine, Texas
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:09.-13. Jan. 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation and Validation
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aeroelasticity > Aeroelastic Simulations
Deposited By: van Rooij, Anouk
Deposited On:01 Feb 2017 11:51
Last Modified:01 Feb 2017 11:51

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