Stable attachment of the Leading Edge Vortex (LEV) is responsible for stable flight in insects. The LEV structure over a flapping insect wing is influenced by several geometrical and kinematic parameters. In our study, it is shown that a change in the wing Reynolds number (Re) affects the LEV structure. A comparison with previous numerical results also revealed the effect of the wing offset in the experiments. The flow structure is investigated using the Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) technique. A scanning PIV system is being developed to capture the 3-D flow structures.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion|
|Editors||Damon Honnery, Daniel Edgington-Mitchell|
|Place of Publication||Clayton Victoria Australia|
|Publisher||Monash University Publishing|
|Pages||179 - 182|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion 2015 - Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 9 Dec 2015 → 9 Dec 2015
Conference number: 7th
|Conference||Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion 2015|
|Period||9/12/15 → 9/12/15|
Bhat, S. S., Zhao, J., Sheridan, J., Thompson, M. C., & Hourigan, K. (2015). Investigation of the flow structure over a rotating insect wing using PIV measurements. In D. Honnery, & D. Edgington-Mitchell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion (pp. 179 - 182). Monash University Publishing.