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Publikācija: Aerodynamic and Motion Study of Flapping Wings Vehicles

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in conference proceedings indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
Funding for basic activity State funding for education
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Aerodynamic and Motion Study of Flapping Wings Vehicles
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.3 Mechanical engineering
Authors C Abdessemed
Jānis Vība
Keywords Aerodynamic | Control | Equation Of Motion | Feather | Flapping | MAV | Wings
Abstract Micro aerial vehicles design, due to their low Reynolds number aerodynamics, motivated the aerospace engineering community a lot the last year, and especially the flapping wing operated MAVs. The simulation of the mechanical equations of motion for a flapping wing MAV is presented in this work to have an approximate the behavior and the condition of flight of the vehicle and to present a control model that can be implemented to auto control the vehicle. The spherical coordinates system is used to develop the equations in this work and Mathcad software is mainly used for the solution ,simulation and graphing of the results, constants related to the size of the vehicle are changed to match different a range of existing flying insects or birds. Upstroke and down stroke of the flapping wing were modeled using two different drag coefficient. The study resulted in excluding the smaller sizes and higher flapping frequency from use of this model without any rectifications that account for the accentuated mow Reynolds unsteady effect, but bigger vehicles (bird sized) were modeled with a good accuracy and the model can be used as well for auto-control by predefined flying path. A small experimentation on a model wing covered in feather was conducted in a subsonic wind tunnel in order to present a practical alternative that economize energy by reducing the drag in upstroke.
DOI: 10.2507/26th.daaam.proceedings.116
Hyperlink: http://www.daaam.info/Downloads/Pdfs/proceedings/proceedings_2015/116.pdf 
Reference Abdessemed, C., Vība, J. Aerodynamic and Motion Study of Flapping Wings Vehicles. In: 26th DAAAM International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation 2015, Croatia, Zadar, 21-24 October, 2015. Vienna: DAAAM International, 2015, pp.834-841. ISBN 9783902734075. ISSN 1726-9679. Available from: doi:10.2507/26th.daaam.proceedings.116
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