Grigorios Dimitriadis

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Wind tunnel tests conducted on a model based on the long-eared bat Plecotus auritus indicated that the positioning of the tail membrane (uropatagium) can significantly influence flight control. Adjusting tail position by increasing the angle of the legs ventrally relative to the body has a two-fold effect; increasing leg-induced wing camber (i.e., locally(More)
Ai Coefficient of basis function i gi Non-linear restoring force function for mode i a Vector of basis function coefficients K Modal damping matrix α Mass proportional damping coefficient Ki Modal damping of mode i β Stiffness proportional damping coefficient M Modal mass matrix C Modal damping matrix Mi Modal mass of mode i Ci Modal damping of mode i N(More)
The diversity of wing morphologies in birds reflects their variety of flight styles and the associated aerodynamic and inertial requirements. Although the aerodynamics underlying wing morphology can be informed by aeronautical research, important differences exist between planes and birds. In particular, birds operate at lower, transitional Reynolds numbers(More)
Flapping flight is an increasingly popular area of research, with applications to micro-unmanned air vehicles and animal flight biomechanics. Fast, but accurate methods for predicting the aerodynamic loads acting on flapping wings are of interest for designing such aircraft and optimizing thrust production. In this work, the unsteady vortex lattice method(More)
The fifth author’s name is spelled incorrectly. The correct name is: Grigorios Dimitriadis. Additionally, there are errors in the author affiliations. The affiliations should appear as shown here: Dieter Vanderelst Herbert Peremans, Norizham Abdul Razak, Edouard Verstraelen, Greg Dimitriadis 1 School of Biological Sciences, Bristol University, Bristol, UK,(More)
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