28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-8.5.1
AEROELASTIC SIMULATION OF FLEXIBLE FLAPPING WING BASED ON STRUCTURAL FEM AND QUASI-STEADY AERODYNAMIC MODEL
T. Vanneste, J. B. Paquet, S. Grondel*, E. Cattan*
ONERA, France; *IEMN, France
Keywords: flapping wing, nano air vehicle, aeroelasticity, design tool
This paper reports the development of an aeroelastic model of insect wing based on FEM and on the quasi-steady approach to compute aerodynamic forces using each FE-kinematics. Evaluation of aeroelastic performance shows satisfactory results and paves the way to wing optimization, to evaluation of actuation strategy and aerodynamic model.
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