Design and Analysis of Flapping Wing
This paper the optimum wing planform for flapping motion is investigated by measuring the lift and drag characteristics. A model is designed with a fixed wing and two flapping wings attached to its trailing edge. Using wind tunnel tests are conducted to study the effect of angle of attack (smoke flow visualization technique). The test comprises of measuring the aerodynamic forces with flapping motion and without it for various flapping frequencies and results are presented. It can be possible to produce a micro air vehicle which is capable of stealthy operations for defence requirements by using these experimental data.
G.C. V. Kumar and M. R. Juliyana, "Design and Analysis of Flapping Wing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 3495-3499, 2012