Description: This report considers two different explanations for propeller breaks caused by propeller flutter. The two possibilities are combined vibrations of the blade, similar to those of the wings, which develop by absorbing energy from the air stream and converting it into vibrations without the aid of any periodic external disturbance. The other possibility examined is forced vibrations, which are produced in every structure by periodically variable impulses. Such vibrations are especially dangerous when the disturbing impulses which cause them have a frequency equal to the natural frequency of the system.
Date: October 1, 1931
Creator: Seewald, Friedrich
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