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Aeroelastic Analysis of a Flapping Blow Fly Wing

Can Beker, Ali Emre Turgut, Kutluk Arıkan, Dilek Funda Kurtuluş
1. Middle East Technical University Faculty of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering Department , 2. Middle East Technical University Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Department , 3. TED University Mechanical Engineering Faculty Department
IJAST 2020; 1 (1) : 14-21; 10.23890/IJAST.vm01is01.0103; Language: EN

In this study, a 3D model of the bio-inspired blowfly wing Callphere Erytrocephala is created and aeroelastic analysis is performed to calculate its aerodynamical characteristics by use of numerical methods. To perform the flapping motion, a sinusoidal input function is created. The scope of this study is to perform aeroelastic analysis by synchronizing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and structural dynamic analysis models and to investigate the unsteady lift formation on the aeroelastic flapping wing for different angles of attack.

Micro air vehicle.Fluid-structure interaction analysis.Computational Fluid Dynamics.Structural dynamic analysis.Finite element analysis

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