Columns under a Rocket-Based Follower Force and with a Lumped Mass

  • Yoshihiko SugiyamaEmail author
  • Mikael A. Langthjem
  • Kazuo Katayama
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 255)


The experiment described in Chap.  10 demonstrated that the cantilevered column under a rocket thrust lose its stability by flutter. This chapter will take a similar but more quantitative experimental approach to the column subjected to a rocket thrust and equipped with a lumped mass. The stability analysis is carried out by applying the finite element method to discuss the effect of a rigid body on the flutter bound.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshihiko Sugiyama
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mikael A. Langthjem
    • 2
  • Kazuo Katayama
    • 3
  1. 1.Small Spacecraft Systems Research Center, Osaka Prefecture UniversitySakaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Systems EngineeringYamagata UniversityYonezawaJapan
  3. 3.Daicel CorporationTatsunoJapan

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