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Derivation and simulation of the nonlinear dynamics of a flapping wing micro-air vehicle

  title={Derivation and simulation of the nonlinear dynamics of a flapping wing micro-air vehicle},
  author={Wei Shyy and Christopher T. Orlowski and Anouck R. Girard},
The paper presents a derivation of the equations of motion for a flapping wing micro-air vehicle. The equations of motion are derived using D’Alembert’s Principle extended to rigid bodies. The micro-air vehicle is modeled as a a system of three rigid bodies with rigidly attached wings. Each wing has three separate degrees of freedom: flapping, lagging, and feathering. The MAV is assumed to be operating in an environment with a flat Earth, constant gravity, zero wind, and the MAV has constant… Expand
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