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Hedenström, Anders LU (2018) p.304-311
Abstract

Animal flight represents a great challenge and model for biomimetic design efforts. Powered flight at low speeds requires not only appropriate lifting surfaces (wings) and actuator (engine), but also an advanced sensory control system to allow maneuvering in confined spaces, and take-off and landing. Millions of years of evolutionary tinkering has resulted in modern birds and bats, which are achieve controlled maneuvering flight as well as hovering and cruising flight with trans-continental non-stop migratory flights enduring several days in some bird species. Unsteady aerodynamic mechanisms allows for hovering and slow flight in insects, birds and bats, such as for example the delayed stall with a leading edge vortex used to enhance... (More)

Animal flight represents a great challenge and model for biomimetic design efforts. Powered flight at low speeds requires not only appropriate lifting surfaces (wings) and actuator (engine), but also an advanced sensory control system to allow maneuvering in confined spaces, and take-off and landing. Millions of years of evolutionary tinkering has resulted in modern birds and bats, which are achieve controlled maneuvering flight as well as hovering and cruising flight with trans-continental non-stop migratory flights enduring several days in some bird species. Unsteady aerodynamic mechanisms allows for hovering and slow flight in insects, birds and bats, such as for example the delayed stall with a leading edge vortex used to enhance lift at slows speeds. By studying animal flight with the aim of mimicking key adaptations allowing flight as found in animals, engineers will be able to design micro air vehicles of similar capacities.

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keywords
Aerodynamics, Animal flight, Biomimetic, Leading edge vortex, Migration
host publication
Living Machines
pages
8 pages
publisher
Oxford University Press
external identifiers
  • scopus:85051550056
ISBN
9780199674923
DOI
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0032
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English
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  author       = {Hedenström, Anders},
  isbn         = {9780199674923},
  keyword      = {Aerodynamics,Animal flight,Biomimetic,Leading edge vortex,Migration},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {304--311},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  title        = {Flight},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0032},
  year         = {2018},
}