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Asking for help for a FLUTTER analysis

Asking for help for a FLUTTER analysis

Asking for help for a FLUTTER analysis

Hi, my name is Karim Oumami, I'm aerospace engineering working on a project that involves the FLUTTER study of a forward swept wing but I'm struggling in finding the flutter speed, can you please take a look at my question were I explained how I built the model and the analysis and tell me if is there something wrong?
(I also uploaded the .modfem file)
Thanks in advance.

RE: Asking for help for a FLUTTER analysis

USAF did a forward swept demonstrator in the past. See YouTube for videos of "the most unstable plane ever!"

I'm not going to look at your modfem !

Modelling for flutter usually involves a stick model with aerodynamic and inertial loads applied.

There are lots of texts out there for flutter and aeroelastic analysis.

btw, student posting is not allowed.

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RE: Asking for help for a FLUTTER analysis

Thank you rb1957, the forward wing that I mentioned is exactly of the Grumman X-29.
I did't use stick model because it isn't so complex, like for modelling the entire aircraft, also I saw that Femap can give good results in modelling the wing with plate elements.
I know theory behind flutter phenomena..
What I'm interested in is to improve my understanding and skills regarding Femap.
P.S.: I'm not exactly a student I'm a PHD student, so consider me as a researcherthumbsup2

RE: Asking for help for a FLUTTER analysis

a PhD student is still a student. There is plenty of material out there on this. Stick models are used precisely to simplify the modelling, to capture the essential behaviour. Sure you can use a full model (and possibly Grumman did that for the X29) but typical transport analysis (with metal wings) is done with stick models. A full FEM will only take more time to solve. The important part is to have a test basis for your FEA.

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