By Topic

Free-flight analysis of flapping flight during turning by fluid-structure interaction finite element analysis based on arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Hamamoto, M. ; Devices Technol. Res. Labs., Sharp Corp., Tenri, Japan ; Ohta, Y. ; Hara, K. ; Hisada, T.

An insect's flapping flight is an attractive method of transportation. It shows many useful flight modes such as maneuverable turning and stable hovering. In recent studies, experimental methods and numerical simulations have been successfully applied to solve the mechanism quantitatively. However, it is extremely difficult to accurately estimate the deformation of the wing caused by interaction with airflow. In prior studies, we analyzed this problem using a novel numerical simulation, fluid-structure interaction analysis, in order to represent this interactive behavior accurately, and achieved the quantitative evaluation of dragonfly hovering with flexible wings. As an advanced analysis, we added a solution of the interaction between the body and wings to the method, and realized free-flight simulation. Here, we demonstrate a sharp turn of 10 rad/s in a numerical simulation using a model based on an actual dragonfly.

Published in:

Robotics and Automation, 2004. Proceedings. ICRA '04. 2004 IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

Date of Conference:

April 26-May 1, 2004