33th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

03.4 - Applied Aerodynamics

INVESTIGATION FLAPPING-FLIGHT AERODYNAMICS OF A ROBOTIC BIRD

H.W.M. Hoeijmakers╣, L.H. Groot Koerkamp╣, L.D. de Santana╣, C.H. Venner╣, S. Stramigioli╣, J.L. Mulder╣, A. Brentjes╣, F. Gijsman╣, S.A. Hartman╣; ╣University of Twente, Netherlands

The paper describes the analysis of the flow in the wake of the flapping wing of an ornithopter-type of robotic bird mimicking the Peregrine falcon. The aim of the experimental and computational analysis is to determine thrust and lift performance as function of dimensionless (scaling) parameters governing flapping flight.


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