DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11633-9_18
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Abstract: Insect-like flapping flight offers a power-efficient and highly-manoeuvrable basis for micro air vehicles for indoor applications. Some aspects of the aerodynamics associated with the sweeping phase of insect wing kinematics are examined by making particle image velocimetry measurements on a rotating onebladed propeller immersed in a tank of seeded water. The work is motivated by the paucity of data with quantified error on insect-like flapping flight, and aims to fill this gap by providing a detailed descript…

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