Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering

Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9792


Priyadarshini Jha

Department of Biotechnology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India

  • Opinion   
    The Influence of Flexibility on Turbulent Aerodynamic Forces
    Author(s): Priyadarshini Jha*

    The flapping Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) has been a hot research area in the last two decades, inspired by the agile flight of natural flying creatures, and many protocols have been developed, such as the Nano Hummingbird invented by AeroVironment Inc., Delfly by Delft University of Technology, and Robobee by Harvard University. Initially, designers focused on emulating the wing motions of natural flyers, but recently, much more attention has been placed on the optimum design for lift augmentation, drag reduction, and power efficiency enhancement. Passive wing deformation caused by structural flexibility has been demonstrated to improve aerodynamic performance of both insects and MAVs. Insect wing deformation is often classified as spanwise bending, spanwise twisting, and chordwise camber. Wing deformation in spanwise bending and chordwise camber is advantageous for increasing aerodynamic.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2168-9792.22.11.301

    Abstract HTML PDF