Aerodynamics of Low Reynolds Number Flyers by Wei Shyy, Yongsheng Lian, Jian Tang, Dragos Viieru, Hao Liu

By Wei Shyy, Yongsheng Lian, Jian Tang, Dragos Viieru, Hao Liu

Low Reynolds quantity aerodynamics is critical to a few typical and man-made flyers. Birds, bats, and bugs were of curiosity to biologists for years, and energetic learn within the aerospace engineering neighborhood, stimulated via curiosity in micro air autos (MAVs), has been expanding speedily. the first concentration of this ebook is the aerodynamics linked to fastened and flapping wings. The ebook reflect on either organic flyers and MAVs, together with a precis of the scaling laws-which relate the aerodynamics and flight features to a flyer's sizing at the foundation of easy geometric and dynamics analyses, structural flexibility, laminar-turbulent transition, airfoil shapes, and unsteady flapping wing aerodynamics. The interaction among flapping kinematics and key dimensionless parameters resembling the Reynolds quantity, Strouhal quantity, and diminished frequency is highlighted. some of the unsteady carry enhancement mechanisms also are addressed, together with modern vortex, speedy pitch-up and rotational circulate, wake catch, and clap-and-fling.

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Because the force Fm exerted by a muscle is assumed to be proportional to the cross-sectional area of its attachment, we get Fm ∼ S ∼ l 2 . 10) Pennycuick (1975) assumes that the stresses in muscles and bones are constant and that the torque acting about the center of rotation of the proximal end of the limb, with length l, can be expressed as JT = Fml. 11) The moment of inertia of the limb can now be determined as follows: I = ml l 2 2 ∼ l 5. 12) The mass of the limb is denoted by ml , and it is assumed that the limb has a uniform density.

78 . 2. 71 . 3. 78 . 2. Weight, wing area, wing loading, and airspeeds for various seabirds, which are assumed to be geometrically similar. Data originally compiled by Tennekes (1996). 1 for all birds other than hummingbirds. 4 Wing Loading Regarding wing loading, although the overall correlation shown in Eq. 7) seems reasonable, Greenewalt (1975) found that, in many cases, the relation between wing loading and mass increases slower than indicated in Eq. 7). , the Passeriforms, the Shorebirds, and Ducks, do not follow the 1/3 law.

According to the resulting force vector F illustrated here, drag of the vehicle is generated by the inner wing, and thrust of the vehicle is generated by the outer wing. aerodynamic force F acting on each wing section along the span, F will also change in magnitude and direction. 14. It is commonly held that during the downstroke the inner part of the wing produces lift and drag, whereas the outer part produces lift and thrust. The net aerodynamic force produced by the wings during a downstroke is directed upward and forward, providing both lift and thrust.

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