Aerodynamic effects of corrugation in flapping insect wings in forward flight

@article{Meng2011AerodynamicEO,
  title={Aerodynamic effects of corrugation in flapping insect wings in forward flight},
  author={Xueguang Meng and Mao Sun},
  journal={Journal of Bionic Engineering},
  year={2011},
  volume={8},
  pages={140-150}
}
We have examined the aerodynamic effects of corrugation in model wings that closely mimic the wing movements of a forward flight bumblebee using the method of computational fluid dynamics. Various corrugated wing models were tested (care was taken to ensure that the corrugation introduced zero camber). Advance ratio ranging from 0 to 0.57 was considered. The results shown that at all flight speeds considered, the time courses of aerodynamic force of the corrugated wing are very close to those… CONTINUE READING

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