Topology Structure Design of 12 Flapping-Wing Mechanisms
People used the Micro Air Vehicles to patrol the military activity or explore the danger region.The important parts of Micro Air Vehicles are the flapping-wing mechanisms those can simulate the wing-motion of flying being.Hence this work is to present a systematic approach for designing new flapping-wing mechanisms with one degree of freedom that can simulate the wing-motion of long ear bats and insects.First,we analyze the topological structure and motion characteristics of existed flapping mechanisms.Then, the design criteria of the topological structure are described.Based on the design criteria of topology, the methodology of mechanism design is applied to synthesize new flapping-wing mechanisms. Finally, this research of the provide method can obtain 12 new flapping -wing mechanisms and one prototype of a flying insect mechanism.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Zichen Chen
M. H. Hsu et al., "Topology Structure Design of 12 Flapping-Wing Mechanisms", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 328-330, pp. 887-891, 2011