When wings touch wakes: understanding locomotor force control by wake wing interference in insect wings.

@article{Lehmann2008WhenWT,
  title={When wings touch wakes: understanding locomotor force control by wake wing interference in insect wings.},
  author={Fritz-Olaf Lehmann},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={211 Pt 2},
  pages={224-33}
}
Understanding the fluid dynamics of force control in flying insects requires the exploration of how oscillating wings interact with the surrounding fluid. The production of vorticity and the shedding of vortical structures within the stroke cycle thus depend on two factors: the temporal structure of the flow induced by the wing's own instantaneous motion and the flow components resulting from both the force production in previous wing strokes and the motion of other wings flapping in close… CONTINUE READING