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Title: Spring to flight with clapping wings
Authors: Ang, Ziyuan
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Ang, Z. (2014, March). Spring to flight with clapping wings. Presented at Discover URECA @ NTU poster exhibition and competition, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: Some insects adopt clap-and-fling wing maneuver during flight to generate more aerodynamic thrust. However, such flapping flight is energetic costly, for wing acceleration and deceleration. To fly efficiently, insects recover wing kinetic energy by elastic energy storage. Conventional micro air vehicle (MAV), like the Silverlit® i-Bird cannot store elastic energy using a revolute joint. This inspired our flapping-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) to integrate flexural hinges to reduce driving energy. [Peer Assessment Review]
Rights: © 2014 The Author(s).
Fulltext Permission: open
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