Aeroelasticity of airfoils

The laboratory is engaged in the development of theoretical models for the study of the interaction of flowing fluids and deformable bodies and their verification in aerodynamic tunnels. Attention is paid to the vibration characteristics and stability limits of aerohydroelastic systems, especially airfoils.


  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague (doc. Mgr. Petr Sváček, Ph.D.)
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague (prof. RNDr. Miloslav Feistauer, DrSc.)

Responsible researcher:
J. Horáček, I. Zolotarev

Research team:
V. Bula, Š. Chládek, J. Kozánek, M. Luxa, P. Šidlof, V. Vlček

Numerical simulation of flutter for 3 DOF airfoil
NACA 0012
Interferograms of fluttering 2 DOF airfoil NACA 0015
in a wind tunnel

Related papers:
Kozánek J., Vlček V., Zolotarev I.: The new airfoil model NACA0015, modal analysis and flutter properties. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2017, Vol. 46, June, p. 698-706. ISSN 0307-904X.

Šidlof P., Vlček V., Štěpán M.: Experimental investigation of flow-induced vibration of a pitch-plunge NACA 0015 airfoil under deep dynamic stall. Journal of Fluids and Structures. 2016, Vol. 67, November, p. 48-59. ISSN 0889-9746.

Feistauer M., Horáček J., Sváček P.: Numerical Simulation of Airfoil Vibrations Induced by Turbulent Flow. Communications in Computational Physics. 2015, Vol. 17 (1), p. 146-188. ISSN 1815-2406.

Sváček P., Horáček J.: Numerical simulation of aeroelastic response of an airfoil in flow with laminar-turbulence transition. Applied Mathematics and Computation. 2015, Vol. 267, September, p. 28-41. ISSN 0096-3003.

Sváček P., Horáček J.: On mathematical modeling of fluid-structure interactions with nonlinear effects: Finite element approximations of gust response. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics. Vol. 273, Januar 2015 (2015), p. 394-403 ISSN 0377-0427.

Kozánek J., Vlček V., Zolotarev I.: The flow field acting on the fluttering profile, kinematics, forces and total moment. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. 2013, Vol. 13 (7), p. 1-7. ISSN 0219-4554.

Feistauer M., Horáček J., Růžička M., Sváček P.: Numerical analysis of flow-induced nonlinear vibrations of an airfoil with three degrees of freedom. Computers & Fluids, 2011, Vol. 49 (1), p. 110-127. ISSN 0045-7930.

Kozánek J., Vlček V., Zolotarev I.: The flow field acting on the fluttering profile, measurements and evaluation. In Awrejcewicz, J.; Kazmierczak, P.; Olejnik, P.; Mrozowski, J. (ed.). Dynamical system. Lodž : Department of Automation and Biomechanics, 2011, p. 283-288. ISBN 978-83-7283-447-8.

Vlček V., Kozánek J., Zolotarev I.: Forces acting on the fluttering. Profile in the wind tunnel. In Segĺa, Š.; Tůma, J.; Petríková, I.; Pešek, L. (ed.). Vibration Problems ICOVP 2011 - Supplement. Liberec : Technical University of Liberec, 2011, p. 516-522. ISBN 978-80-7372-759-8.

Vlček V., Kozánek J.: Preliminary interferometry measurements of a flow field around fluttering NACA0015 profile. Acta Technica, 2011, Vol. 56 (4), p. 379-387. ISSN 0001-7043.

Vlček V., Horáček J., Luxa M., Veselý J.: Visualization of unsteady flow around a vibrating profile. In Zolotarev, I.; Horáček, J. (ed.). Flow-Induced Vibration. Praha : Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i., 2008, p. 531-536. ISBN 80-87012-12-7.

Zolotarev I. (ed.), Horáček J. (ed.): Flow - induced vibration : FIV 2008. Praha : Ústav termomechaniky AV ČR, v. v. i, 2008. 892 p. ISBN 80-87012-12-7.

Dubcová L., Feistauer M., Horáček J., Sváček P.: Numerical simulation of airfoil vibrations induced by turbulent flow. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 2008, Vol. 218 (1), p. 34-42. ISSN 0377-0427.

Gorman D.G., Trendafilova I., Mulholland A.J., Horáček J.: Analytical modelling and extraction of the modal behaviour of a cantilever beam in fluid interaction. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2007, Vol. 308, p. 231-245. ISSN 0022-460X.

Sváček P., Feistauer M., Horáček J.: Numerical simulation of flow induced airfoil vibrations with large amplitudes. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 2007, Vol. 23, p. 391-411. ISSN 0889-9746.

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