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Computational analysis of a flapping two different airfoils at laminar flow for flapping wing micro aerial vehicle
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Paper Abstract

Selection of airfoil for better design of aerodynamic and aerodynamic performance is very important such as aircraft and wind turbine. Also, a number of military and civilian applications required efficient operation of airfoils in low Reynolds number, particularly for micro aerial vehicles. This work simulates a classical flow pattern (Von Karman street) that can form as fluid flows past a flapping NACA0012 airfoil, and S1223 airfoil at low Reynolds number. These two airfoils has been selected and investigated in computational analysis by using basic computational fluid dynamics and fluid-structure interaction modules. The S1223 airfoil, designed by University of Illinois at Urbana was selected for its high lift characteristics at low Reynolds number and the NACA0012 was chosen to check the lift at low Reynolds number. Velocity distributions are analyzed at different angles of attack for both airfoils. The results obtained from simulation have compared between the two airfoils. The magnitude and the frequencies of the oscillation generated by the fluid around the airfoils are computed and compared between the airfoils.

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Date Published: 17 April 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10162, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2017, 1016205 (17 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2258729
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Abduljaleel Altememe, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Oliver J. Myers, Clemson Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10162:
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2017
Mato Knez; Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Editor(s)

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