An experimental study of micro-electromechanical flying insect flapping wings aerodynamic performance

Pawel Czekalowski , Krzysztof Sibilski , Andrzej Żyluk


Microelectromechanical flying insect (entomopter) is the one of the youngest group of aircraft. Aerodynamic phenomena during entomopter flight are still not well recognized. Present work concerns on experimental investigations of flapping wings robot (so called flapper), conducted in water tunnel. Flapper is dipterous mechanism, and each wing can perform various spherical motions (wings are rotated around point). The aim of work is to investigate, how the lift force, tangent force and necessary power for horizontal flight are changing due to various kinematics rules of wing motion. The experiment consist of measurements of hydrodynamic forces generated by entomopter wings. Test was performed for various pitch angle trajectories. In addition, pitching moment and lift force derivatives of the forward velocity were designated.

Author Pawel Czekalowski - [Instytutu Lotnictwa]
Pawel Czekalowski,,
, Krzysztof Sibilski (FPAE / IAAM)
Krzysztof Sibilski,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
, Andrzej Żyluk - [Polish Air Force Academy]
Andrzej Żyluk,,
Book 30th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences : DCC, Daejeon, Korea, September 25-30, 2016 : proceedings, 2016, ISBN 978-393218285-3
Languageen angielski
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