28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-9.5.3
INVESTIGATION ON STRUCTURAL AND AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF RESONANT TYPE ELASTIC FLAPPING WING
H. Nagai, K. Isogai, M. Murozono*, T. Fujishiro*
Nippon Bunri Univ., Japan; *Kyushu Univ., Japan
Keywords: micro air vehicle, flapping wing, aeroelasticity, numerical analysis, design
We experimentally and numerically investigate structural and aerodynamic characteristics of resonance type elastic flapping wing, which produces both flapping and feathering motions passively using a resonance phenomenon. Vibration mode and thrust of the elastic flapping wings are measured. Numerical vibration analysis with FEM and aeroelastic analysis with CFD are conducted.
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