Volume 14, Issue 15 (2015)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2015, 14(15): 17-23 | Back to browse issues page

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Momeni F. Making and Analyzing Dynamical Prototypes of Bird-Like Wings. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2015; 14 (15) :17-23
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-15-2098-en.html
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This work is the result of a research on the lifting forces during upward bird flight via modeling and manufacturing dynamical structures resembling bird wings of sizes between half to about 2 meters. The variables in this work included the wings sizes and their oscillation frequencies. In our formulations the lifting force and the consumed power at the beginning of a bird flight in a fixed frequency is proportional to the fourth and fifth power of the wings sizes, and for fixes sizes is proportional to the second and third power of the frequency, respectively. The lift force here is taken to be of two forms. The first is the very form relevant to the manufactured and used wing systems in the present work. In the second form the wings are assumed to stay horizontal during their vertical periodic motion. The extent of validity of these formulations when practicing for our manufactured wings, and for the real functioning of bird wings as well, has been the most important question in the present research. As far as the lifting force is concerned, the extrapolation of final results seems to be in consistence with the sizes relevant to human “bird-like” flight. However, provision of the needed power necessitates requirements to be thought of deliberately for restoring the energy in an effective way.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Aerodynamics
Received: 2013/10/2 | Accepted: 2013/11/28 | Published: 2014/10/18

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