Aerodynamic properties of an insect wing section and a smooth aerofoil compared

@article{Rees1975AerodynamicPO,
  title={Aerodynamic properties of an insect wing section and a smooth aerofoil compared},
  author={C J Rees},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1975},
  volume={258},
  pages={141-142}
}
IN this communication I report measurements of lift and drag forces acting on corrugated aerofoils. The chordal profile of the wings in many orders of insects is corrugated1 and I have used scale models of a wing section of this type found in the hover fly Syrphus balteatus (Diptera, Syrphidae). The experimental profile is shown in Fig. 1d. The life-size chord length is 2.9 mm, and occurs 3.7 mm distal to the wing-root hinge, in a total unilateral wing length of 11.5 mm. (There is no special… CONTINUE READING

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