Proper Orthogonal Decomposition of Flexible Clap and Fling Motions via High-Speed Deformation Measurements

@inproceedings{Stanford2010ProperOD,
  title={Proper Orthogonal Decomposition of Flexible Clap and Fling Motions via High-Speed Deformation Measurements},
  author={Bret Stanford and Danny Lacore and Roberto Albertani and Gregory B. Parker and Robert Walker and David Curtis},
  year={2010}
}
Many complex unsteady mechanisms are thought to facilitate the high efficiency and agility commonly observed in small biological flyers. One of these, the flexible clap and fling maneuver, has not been extensively studied; an experimental characterization is the focus of this work. The clap-fling mechanism is approximated with a single flexible membrane… CONTINUE READING