Aerodynamic characteristics of the wings and body of a dragonfly

@article{Okamoto1996AerodynamicCO,
  title={Aerodynamic characteristics of the wings and body of a dragonfly},
  author={Okamoto and Yasuda and Azuma},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={199 Pt 2},
  pages={281-94}
}
The aerodynamic characteristics of the wings and body of a dragonfly and of artificial wing models were studied by conducting two types of wind-tunnel tests and a number of free-flight tests of gliders made using dragonfly wings. The results were consistent between these different tests. The effects of camber, thickness, sharpness of the leading edge and surface roughness on the aerodynamic characteristics of the wings were characterized in the flow field with Reynolds numbers (Re) as low as… CONTINUE READING
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