Technical Note No. Structures
ROYAL AIRCRAFP ESTAElLISHI@NT-Flutter Prediction inPracticebyE. G. BroadbentA brief sunmary is given of the resources avsilable for flutterprediction, both experimental and theoretical. Specific flutter investi-gations sre described for four scpsrate flu~tcr inoidents which haveoccurred in Great Britsin during the past few years.
all fourexamples good agreement is eventually obtained between the cslculationsand full sode experience sndit is thought that useful lessons oanbelearned from the steps d-dch proved necessary to get this agreement.Twuof the examples relate to cLassical flutter, in v&i.& compressibility iswmportant, but in the other two examples, slthoi@ compsessibmt/ isimportant, it would have beenwrong to conclude that the incidents wereonly due to negative aeroQnami.0 dsmping in one degree of freedom.Conolusions for future guidznce are drawn from all the exarqles, withparticular reference to the aero6ynsmi.c treatment. The paper concludeswiti a few points from a more genersl statistiool survey of mcentincidents.This paper is to be presented at the-meeting of the Structures andMxterisls Panel, itavisory Group for Aeronautical. Resesrch and Development,NdO, to be held at Washington, U.S.A., April,