Lifting Surface in Subsonic Unsteady Regime

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Abstract

The paper refers to the solution of the integral equation for the acceleration (or pressure) potential for the study of subsonic linearized unsteady flow in view of aeroelastic applications. The case considered is relevant to a trapezoidal wing infinitely thin surface without discontinuities. As is well known [1, 2], the kernel of the integral equation exhibits three singularities, two of which are integrable in elementary form, whereas, for the third one integration in principal part according to Hadamard's rule is necessary. The kernel is therefore reworked in such a way that all the singularities are separated from the regular part, and eventually the discretization is performed in such a way that only the regular part is to be recalculated for each new value of the reduced frequency. Convergence tests, comparison with other methods of solution, and time saving associated with the technique of separation are also shown.

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