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Design and demonstration of flapping wing device powered by LIPCA
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present our recent progress in application of LIPCA (LIghtweight Piezo-Composite Actuator) to design and demonstration of a flapping wing device. The flapping device has flexible wings actuated by the LIPCA. The device is designed such that it can create twist motion during up- and down-stroke like bird or insect wings. The motion could be generated by using LIPCA actuator pivoted to the wing. The wing can bend and twist due to bending-twist coupling of the specially designed pivot system. Experimental results show that the properly designed flapping device powered by LIPCA can create anisotropic motion that is often required for producing effective thrust and lift forces in bird or insect flight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5390, Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (26 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.539403
Show Author Affiliations
Hoon Cheol Park, Konkuk Univ. (South Korea)
Seung Yeop Lee, Konkuk Univ. (South Korea)
Sang Min Lim, Konkuk Univ. (South Korea)
Sang K. Lee, Konkuk Univ. (South Korea)
Kwang Joon Yoon, Konkuk Univ. (South Korea)
Nam Seo Goo, Konkuk Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5390:
Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Alison B. Flatau, Editor(s)

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