Rafał Zbikowski

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Previous studies of insect flight control have been statistical in approach, simply correlating wing kinematics with body kinematics or force production. Kinematics and forces are linked by Newtonian mechanics, so adopting a dynamics-based approach is necessary if we are to place the study of insect flight on its proper physical footing. Here we develop(More)
Using a set of equations (Newton-Euler equations with four variables: position of the insect, horizontal and vertical velocity and angular velocity) there is a simulation of a longitudinal flight considering forces from wing flapping. Data were taken from experiments and they were fitted into Fourier series until the eight harmonic order. These forces(More)
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