The Design of New Mechanism of Birdlike MAV
MAV- Micro Air Vehicle which acts like bird has attracted many studies because of outstanding aerodynamic property. Former studies on birdlike MAV with flapping wing had just focused on the flapping motion, but passed over the change of flapping angular velocity and deformation of wing, therefore lost the good aerodynamic capacity. One new mechanism of the birdlike MAV is designed and studied. The mechanism can bring out 3 motions at one time, including flapping, spanning and twisting, so has movement as bird. The kinematic performance including the flapping angle, flapping angular velocity, and the folding angle etc., has been studied and compared with other relative works. The design can help the birdlike aircraft into reality.
H. Z. Zhai, "The Design of New Mechanism of Birdlike MAV", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 470-473, 2012