The aerodynamics of insect flight

  title={The aerodynamics of insect flight},
  author={Sanjay P. Sane},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  pages={4191 - 4208}
  • S. Sane
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Biology
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
SUMMARY The flight of insects has fascinated physicists and biologists for more than a century. Yet, until recently, researchers were unable to rigorously quantify the complex wing motions of flapping insects or measure the forces and flows around their wings. However, recent developments in high-speed videography and tools for computational and mechanical modeling have allowed researchers to make rapid progress in advancing our understanding of insect flight. These mechanical and computational… 

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