Reconciling the aspect ratio studies on insect wings

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Abstract

The flow over an insect wing can be highly influenced by the wing aspect ratio (AR), affecting the aerodynamic forces. Previous studies present apparently contradictory effects of AR, creating a challenge in selecting the optimum AR in the design of insect-inspired micro air vehicles. Some recent studies indicate that the AR-effects are coupled with those of the Reynolds number and Rossby number. The
present study investigates the individual effects of these three parameters and suggests that the use of the span-based length scale decouples their effects. This also helps reconcile the past AR studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Multi-scale Computational Methods for Solids and Fluids
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
PublisherInternational University of Sarajevo
Pages339-342
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
EventInternational Conference on Multi-Scale Computational Methods for Solids and Fluids 2019 -
Duration: 18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019
Conference number: 4th
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ConferenceInternational Conference on Multi-Scale Computational Methods for Solids and Fluids 2019
Abbreviated titleECCOMAS MSF 2019
Period18/09/1920/09/19
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