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Experimental evaluation of a flapping-wing aerodynamic model for MAV applications
Author(s): Jun-Seong Lee; Dae-Kwan Kim; Jin-Young Lee; Jae-Hung Han
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Paper Abstract

In the preliminary design phase of the bio-inspired flapping-wing MAV (micro air vehicle), it is necessary to predict the aerodynamic forces around the flapping-wing under flapping-wing motion at cruising flight. In this study, the efficient quasi-steady flapping-wing aerodynamic model for MAV application is explained and it is experimentally verified. The flapping-wing motion is decoupled to the plunging and pitching motion, and the plunging-pitching motion generator with load cell assembly is developed. The compensation of inertial forces from the measured lift and thrust is studied to measure the pure aerodynamic loads on the flapping-wing. Advanced ratio is introduced to evaluate the unsteadiness of the flow and to make an application range of flapping-wing aerodynamic model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6928, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2008, 69282M (21 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776169
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Jun-Seong Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Dae-Kwan Kim, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (South Korea)
Jin-Young Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Jae-Hung Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6928:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2008
Mehdi Ahmadian, Editor(s)

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