The Inertial Cause of Wing Rotation in Diptera

@inproceedings{Ennos2005TheIC,
  title={The Inertial Cause of Wing Rotation in Diptera},
  author={Anthony Roland Ennos},
  year={2005}
}
The cause of the changes in wing pitch at stroke reversal in Diptera has been investigated. The high compliance of the wing base makes it seem unlikely that pitch changes are caused by active torsion at the wing articulation. The centre of mass of insect wings tends to be behind the centre of torsion of the wing, and it is proposed that wing inertia about the torsional axis alone is responsible for pitch changes as the wing is accelerated at stroke reversal. A simplified inertial model is… CONTINUE READING
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