Nonlinear Aeroelastic Response of Joined Wings

Rauno Cavallaro, a Ph.D. candidate of
the Joint Doctoral Program of San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego

Aeroelastic design of  joined-wing configurations is yet a relatively unexplored topic which poses several difficulties. Due to the overconstrained nature of the system combined with structural geometric nonlinearities, the behavior of joined wings is often counterintuitive and presents challenges not seen in standard configurations. Bi-stabe regions and isola-type of bifurcations are inherent to the configuration and may lead to branch-jumping phenomena well below nominal critical load. This talk will focus on limit cycle oscillation with particular emphasis on nonlinear dynamics.

The talk will be given in English

Wed, 02-07-2014, 16:30 (Gathering at 16:00)

Classroom, ground floor, Library, Aerospace Eng.

Light refreshments will be served before the lecture

Nonlinear Aeroelastic Response of Joined Wings