Volume 14, Issue 9 (12-2014)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2014, 14(9): 73-80 | Back to browse issues page

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Karimian S, ebrahimi A. Parametric study for kinematic optimization of flapping wing vehicle using a new aeroelastic model. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2014; 14 (9) :73-80
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A new complete system model of a flapping wing has been derived which consists of all effective parameters. Flapping mechanism can deliver maneuverability as well as low speed flight capability in MAVs. Here a validated aeroelastic model is being developed based on the wing torsional deformation assumption. Based on the proposed model complete parameter study could be performed and consequently the optimization requirements can be extracted. Experimental results of a static test stand have been used for validation. Performance indices, composed of force generated, power consumption and efficiency are depicted in terms of stiffness and kinematic properties. The average behavior is being referred. It is revealed that by changing frequency and speed, the optimum values for stiffness and amplitude are independent. Therefore using suitable kinematics one can utilize specified constant stiffness to optimize the flapping robot flight.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Aerodynamics|Dynamics, Cinematics & Mechanisms
Received: 2013/08/12 | Accepted: 2013/11/5 | Published: 2014/09/23

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