Nonlinear analysis of leakage flow induced sheet flutter using discretized beam elements

Xiaoshan Wu, Shigehiko Kaneko*

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It is known that flutter of a traveling sheet may occur during its manufacturing process under the influence of leakage flow between the traveling sheet and a guide. In order to avoid the quality defectiveness like wrinkle due to the unsteady phenomenon happening on the sheet, a nonlinear stability analysis of sheet subjected to a leakage flow are performed to study the behavior of sheet in this paper. Concretely, sheet is described as a model consisting of mass less beam elements, springs and discrete mass particles, in which the mass of each particle and spring coefficients are calculated based on the beam model. During the formulation of fluid dynamic forces, nonlinear terms are taken into account for simulation of large-amplitude vibration of sheet, showing the appearance of limit cycle vibration in high flow velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2991-2998
Number of pages8
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Discretized beam element
  • Flow induced vibration
  • Flutter
  • Leakage flow
  • Nonlinear vibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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