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Autonomous Control Systems and VehiclesAerodynamics and Flight Stability of Bio-inspired, Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicles

Autonomous Control Systems and Vehicles: Aerodynamics and Flight Stability of Bio-inspired,... [In this chapter, we present an integrated study of flexible wing aerodynamics and passive dynamic flight stability of a prototype bio-inspired, flapping-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) by a combination of flexible wing kinematics and force measurements and computational approaches. The MAV is weighted 2.4–3.0 g, equipped with an X-type wing and a wingspan of 12–15 cm. A bio-inspired, dynamic flight simulator is utilized to evaluate the aerodynamic performance of the flexible wing MAV. This simulator, by integrating the modeling of realistic wing-body morphology and realistic flapping-wing and body kinematics, is capable to provide an evaluation of the MAV’s unsteady aerodynamics in terms of vortex and wake structures and their relationship with aerodynamic force generation.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Autonomous Control Systems and VehiclesAerodynamics and Flight Stability of Bio-inspired, Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicles

Editors: Nonami, Kenzo; Kartidjo, Muljowidodo; Yoon, Kwang-Joon; Budiyono, Agus

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Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright
© Springer Japan 2013
ISBN
978-4-431-54275-9
Pages
145 –157
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54276-6_10
Publisher site
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Abstract

[In this chapter, we present an integrated study of flexible wing aerodynamics and passive dynamic flight stability of a prototype bio-inspired, flapping-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) by a combination of flexible wing kinematics and force measurements and computational approaches. The MAV is weighted 2.4–3.0 g, equipped with an X-type wing and a wingspan of 12–15 cm. A bio-inspired, dynamic flight simulator is utilized to evaluate the aerodynamic performance of the flexible wing MAV. This simulator, by integrating the modeling of realistic wing-body morphology and realistic flapping-wing and body kinematics, is capable to provide an evaluation of the MAV’s unsteady aerodynamics in terms of vortex and wake structures and their relationship with aerodynamic force generation.]

Published: Mar 16, 2013

Keywords: Flapping; Micro air vehicle; Flexible wing aerodynamics; Flight stability; Computational fluid dynamics

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