22 April 2016 Effects of fluid-structure interaction on the aerodynamics of an insect wing
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In this paper, an insect wing structure is modeled based on data obtained from measurements on real hawkmoth (Manduca Sexta) wings. The aerodynamics of insect wings is simulated by an extended unsteady vortex-lattice method. The finite-element model of a flexible hawkmoth wing is built and validated. A computer program, which couples the finite-element model with the aerodynamic model, is used to study the effects of fluid-structure interaction. Some important features due to the fluid-structure interaction in hovering and forward flight are observed in the present study.
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Anh Tuan Nguyen, Anh Tuan Nguyen, Jae-Hung Han, Jae-Hung Han, } "Effects of fluid-structure interaction on the aerodynamics of an insect wing", Proc. SPIE 9797, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2016, 979710 (22 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2218781; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2218781
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