28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-12.5.3
FLEXIBILITY OF AN ORITHOPTER WING TESTED IN A WIND-TUNNEL
M. B. Jones, A. Valiyff, J. Harvey
Keywords: ornithopter, flapping, wing deformation
Using high speed video tracking, the surface topography of an ornithopter wing is quantified for a range of flapping frequencies and free stream velocities. Based on Fourier series fits, relatively simple analytical models of the surface topography are determined for a complete flapping cycle.
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