Smart Blade Flutter Alleviation with Rotational Effect

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Abstract

The effect of using a piezoelectric material has been shown on postponing the flutter phenomenon on a regular blade with rotational effects in this paper. The system response of a smart blade with only flapwise and edgewise plunge and rotational DOFs showed that the oscillations of the smart blade can be effectively decayed in a very short time by using efficient piezopatches in the flapwise and edgewise plunge DOFs. Furthermore, in a smart blade with five DOFs, it has been indicated having piezopatches in flapwise and edgewise plunge DOFs can defer the flutter speed by 81.41%, which is a noticeable increase in the flutter speed. Finally, by adding a piezopatch to the pitch DOF of a smart blade, it is possible to postpone the flutter speed by 155%, which is a very considerable increase.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
JournalDesigns
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2022

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