The objective of this work is to investigate the dynamic behaviour of aero-elastic vibrations in the presence of non-linear stiffness such as free-play mechanism, softening or hardening stiffness. A closed loop dynamic system is proposed to represent the phenomenon of flow-structure interaction. In this approach a transfer function for generating the aerodynamic forces based on the structural response is constructed in the feedback loop of the dynamic system with the aid of Padé rational function. The effects of the non-linear factors therefore can be included conveniently in time domain simulation and the stability of limit cycle oscillations (LCO) can be analysed accurately.
Part of the book: Noise and Vibration Control