An investigation of internal resonance in aeroelastic systems Academic Article uri icon


  • Although the study of internal resonance in mechanical systems has been given significant consideration, minimal attention has been given to internal resonance for systems which consider the presence of aerodynamic forces. Herein, the investigators examine the possible existence of internal resonances, and the related nonlinear pathologies that such responses may have, for an aeroelastic system which possesses nonlinear aerodynamic loads. Evidence of internal resonance is presented for specific classes of aeroelastic systems, and such adverse response indicates nonlinearities may lead to aeroelastic instabilities that are not predicted by traditional (linear) approaches.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Gilliatt, H. C., Strganac, T. W., & Kurdila, A. J.

citation count

  • 67

complete list of authors

  • Gilliatt, HC||Strganac, TW||Kurdila, AJ

publication date

  • January 2003