Aeroelastic behavior of composite plates subject to damage growth Academic Article uri icon


  • A study of the aeroelastic response of damaged composite plates is presented. The plates considered are those that undergo damage on a slow or rapid time scale due to the natural progression of microcracks in the composite structure. Dynamic characteristics are unique to the coupled damage/aeroelastic system and are developed as part of the solution methodology. The aeroelastic response is shown to be highly dependent upon the distribution and accumulation of damage, and the importance of the interdependence of aeroelastic stability and damage is established. The aeroelastic stability boundary evolves with the growth of damage and the results show the need to develop damage as part of the solution.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Strganac, T. W., & Kim, Y. I.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Strganac, TW||Kim, YI

publication date

  • January 1996