A Study of the Aeroelastic Behavior of Flat Plates with Mixed Boundary Conditions in Subsonic, Axial Flow

Liz Bloomhardt
Special Instructions: 
Free lunch will be provided starting at 11:45AM.
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:00pm
Hudson Hall 125
Seminar Contact(s): 
Liz Bloomhardt, Eric Zhang jz33@duke.edu
Semester & Year: 
Fall/Spring Year


In support of the noise reduction targets for future generations of aircraft, as set forth by NASA, the fundamental aeroelastic behavior of trailing edge flap technology is explored. Using both plate and membrane structural theory and linear potential flow theory, the aeroelastic behavior was characterized over several parameter configurations. The configuration of the structure and its boundary conditions comprises the novel contribution of the work.


 Liz is a fourth year graduate student in mechanical engineering. She earned her bachelors from tufts university in 2005 before coming to duke to work with Dr Dowell the field of aeroelasticity.