Flutter Control of a Lifting Surface via Visco-Hysteretic Vibration Absorbers

  • Lacarbonara, Walter ;
  • Cetraro, Marek
  • Received : 2011.10.10
  • Accepted : 2011.11.29
  • Published : 2011.12.30


In this paper, a visco-hysteretic vibration absorber (VA) is proposed to increase the flutter speed of an airfoil and enhance damping in the pre- and post-flutter regimes. The passive system consists of a parallel arrangement of a dashpot and a rateindependent hysteretic element, represented by the Bouc-Wen differential model. The equations of motion are obtained and various tools of linear and nonlinear dynamics are employed to study the effects of the visco-hysteretic VA in the pre- and postflutter ranges.


Visco-hysteretic vibration absorber;Flutter control


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