Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (MME 2016)

Numerical Study of Low Reynolds Number Flapping Wing

Authors
Da-Min Cao, Hong-Yan Lv, Lu-Hui Yang
Corresponding Author
Da-Min Cao
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mme-16.2017.131How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Flapping wing, Hovering insect, Low Reynolds, Unsteady lift mechanism.
Abstract
The influence of different flapping wing models on the aerodynamic performance of a hovering insect is numerically investigated. Some simplified models are compared with the aerodynamic performance of the hovering fruit fly wing. With the increase in the complexity, two different models are considered and dynamically scaled at Low Reynolds number (about 110). The three-dimensional movement of the fruit fly hovering flapping wing was simplified to the two-dimensional motion. The numerical results capture the stall delay effect, and the fast rotation force effect of the unsteady lift mechanism. The lift and drag coefficient curves by two kinds of flapping model are compared.
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Proceedings
3rd Annual International Conference on Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (MME 2016)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-303-6
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mme-16.2017.131How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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