Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Donald L. Kunz, PhD
This effort sought to measure the dynamic nonlinear bending and torsion response of a cantilever beam. The natural frequencies of a cantilever beam in both chord and flap directions were measured at different static root pitch angles with varying levels of weights attached at the free end. The results were compared with previous experimentation to validate the data and testing procedures while lowering the associated error bands. Additionally, methodology for measuring mode shapes was set forth and mode shapes were measured for a few test cases with zero degrees of root pitch.
DTIC Accession Number
Whiting, Michael S., "Dynamic Nonlinear Bending and Torsion of a Cantilever Beam" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 3575.