What is Aeroelasticity? Is it one of the branches of Aerodynamics? :surprise:
I really don't know about that being a classic. I was an ME playing an AE. I have never heard that example until you presented it here. It was a bit surprising because my brother used to be a crew member on P-3's. The way I am most familiar with flutter is the testing we have to do on our engines prior to any airframe being given FAA cert. That scenario is a concern , but mostly our engines are not wing mounted.Ouabache said:Please forgive my ambiguity, I didn't mean the mounts fluttered.
When the engine mounts loosened, the propeller exhibited flutter. I see some refer to it as propeller whirl flutter. On the documentary, they indicated the propeller wobbled about its axis (analagous to wobble of our planetary poles)
Fred is this a classic example in aerospace engr classes?