Effect of angle of attack on the stability of a rotating non-uniform cantilever with a tip mass subjected to dissipative and non-conservative forces
The influence of angle of attack on the stability of a rotating viscoelastic tapered cantilever beam of rectangular cross-section carrying a tip mass and subjected to a circulatory force at its free end is investigated. The effect of external damping is included in the study. The non-self-adjoint boundary value problem is formulated with the Euler-Bernoulli hypothesis and an appropriate adjoint boundary value problem is introduced. Approximate values of the critical flutter load are calculated on the basis of an adjoint variational principle for several values of geometric and material parameters of the system. The results are presented through a series of graphs.