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Title: FSI simulation of flexible tandem insect wings in counter stroke
Authors: Chen, Ya Hui
Skote, Martin
Steffen, C.
Nordborg, H.
Keywords: Flapping Flight
Dragonfly Wings
DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Chen, Y. H., Skote, M., Steffen, C., & Nordborg, H. (2017). FSI simulation of flexible tandem insect wings in counter stroke. WSEAS Transactions on Fluid Mechanics, 12(2), 7-15.
Series/Report no.: WSEAS Transactions on Fluid Mechanics
Abstract: Bionic micro-air vehicles (MAV) having the maneuverability of dragonflies would be capable of fast forward flight, hovering and even backward flight. In order to achieve desirable designs for high performing MAVs, it is essential to understand the aerodynamics and structures of the insect wings and more importantly, the interactions between the operating flows and flexible structural wings. Here, we present a fluid-structure interaction model which integrates the realistic structural flexibility of the dragonfly wings with the actual counter-stroke flapping trajectories. Hence, we are able to study the aero-elastic deformation and aerodynamic forces acting on the flapping wings, in the hope that future MAV designs would perform closer to the agile natural fliers. Verification of the simulation framework is performed by a number of rigorous tests with comparison to past experiments and simulations.
ISSN: 1790-5087
Schools: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Rights: © 2017 The Author(s) retain the copyright of this article. This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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