Flutter instability in solids and structures, with a view on biomechanics and metamaterials

Davide Bigoni*, Francesco Dal Corso, Oleg Kirillov, Diego Misseroni, Giovanni Noselli, Andrea Piccolroaz

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The phenomenon of oscillatory instability called ‘flutter’ was observed in aeroelasticity and rotor dynamics about a century ago. Driven by a series of applications involving nonconservative elasticity theory at different physical scales, ranging from nanomechanics to the mechanics of large space structures and including biomechanical problems of motility and growth, research on flutter is experiencing a new renaissance. A review is presented of the most notable applications and recent advances in fundamentals, both theoretical and experimental aspects, of flutter instability and Hopf bifurcation. Open problems, research gaps, and new perspectives for investigations are indicated.
Original languageEnglish
Article number20230523
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number2279
Early online date29 Nov 2023
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

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