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Force generation in flapping wings: a parametric study

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2017
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2017-10-16
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This project consists in a parametric study of force generation in flapping wings. The first part is a summary of the current state-of-the-art and socio-economic impact of this field of study, focusing on its main application: the micro-air vehicles. This is followed by a short explanation of the regulatory framework concerning this research. After that, a brief explanation of the kinematics of plunging and pitching airfoils, the experimental set-up and the considered variables from the parametric space is done. For this study, three variables will be considered: the flapping frequency, the mean angle of attack and the pitch amplitude. This is followed by an explanation of the force testing procedures, together with the experimental set-up found problems. Finally, the reached results, physical meanings and conclusions are followed by an estimation of the necessary budget to develop this research.
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Wings, Kinematics, Force generation, Aeronautics, Flying-machines
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