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The functional significance of delayed stall in insect flight
Published in
2010
Volume: 58
   
Issue: 1
Pages: 65 - 83
Abstract
Navier-Stokes simulations over an idealized flapping insect wing reveal a new strategy for vertical force generation in inclined stroke plane hovering: insects use their wing as bluff and streamlined bodies during downstroke and upstroke, respectively. This strategy helps insects to stay aloft. Furthermore, qualitative and quantitative results from our 2-D simulations determine to what extent the delayed stall mechanism is significant for enhanced flight performance in inclined plane hovering. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
About the journal
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications
ISSN10407782
Open AccessNo
Concepts (12)
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    DOWNSTROKES
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    FLIGHT PERFORMANCE
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    Inclined planes
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    INSECT FLIGHT
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    INSECT WINGS
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    NAVIER STOKES SIMULATION
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    NEW STRATEGY
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    Quantitative result
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    Vertical force
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    Flight dynamics
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    Machinery
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    Flight simulators