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dc.contributor.author Meijer, M-C
dc.contributor.author Dala, L
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-22T11:34:54Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-22T11:34:54Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06
dc.identifier.citation Meijer, MC and Dala, L. 2015. On the validity range of piston theory. In: 16th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, 28 June - 2 July 2015, St. Petersburg, Russia en_US
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/8731
dc.description 16th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, 28 June-2 July 2015, St. Petersburg, Russia. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, please consult the publisher's website. en_US
dc.description.abstract The basis of linear piston theory in unsteady potential flow is used in this work to develop a quantitative treatment of the validity range of piston theory. In the limit of steady flow, velocity perturbations from Donov’s series expansion for the supersonic flow over an airfoil are used to assess the contributions of nonlinear terms relative to linear terms in the full perturbed potential equation. The range of Mach number and flow turning angle for which linear terms dominate is put forward as the analytical validity range for linear piston theory as based in potential flows. The range of validity of single-term nonlinear extensions to the linear potential equation into the transonic and hypersonic regions is treated. A brief review of the development of related aerodynamic methods for supersonic flows which share a similar form with piston theory is given; where applicable, the piston theory coefficients for the methods are given. The differences in the theoretical bases between the methods are highlighted. A discussion of the role of higher-order terms in piston theory and the validity limits of local piston theory is given. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (IFASD) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;15338
dc.subject Potential flow en_US
dc.subject Local piston theory en_US
dc.subject Perturbation en_US
dc.subject Linearization en_US
dc.subject Quasi-steady en_US
dc.title On the validity range of piston theory en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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