Z. J. Taylor

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—A time-resolved particle image velocimetry (PIV) system has been developed at the with long-recording-time capabilities. This system is uniquely suited to the study of unsteady aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, such as avian aerodynamics or bluff-body oscillations. Measurements have been made on an elongated bluff body through the initial build-up phase of(More)
Wing flapping is one of the most widespread propulsion methods found in nature; however, the current understanding of the aerodynamics in bird wakes is incomplete. The role of the unsteady motion in the flow and its contribution to the aerodynamics is still an open question. In the current study, the wake of a freely flying European starling has been(More)
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