Vortex Configuration behind Flapping Wings

RUCK, Sebastian and SCHENKEL, Torsten (2010). Vortex Configuration behind Flapping Wings. In: IUTAM Symposium on Bluff Body Wakes and Vortex-Induced Vibrations, Capri, Italy, 22-25 June 2010.

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In avian flight, different stroke mechanism can be observed providing maximal lift and minimal drag. The corresponding high beat frequencies and flow velocities lead to unsteady and turbulent flow conditions and, thus, to complicate numerical and experimental studies of avian flight in terms of vortex shedding, wake configuration or pressure development. Approximating the wing motion by a sinusoidal wing rotation about two axes, a numerical and experimental avian model has been developed at the Institute for Fluid Mechanics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Numerical simulation techniques of fluid-structure-interaction (FSI) were used to capture the unsteady aerodynamics of the flapping wings. Complex vortex chains consisting of closed ring vortex structures behind each wing interlocked crosswise have been identified for all investigated flow conditions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Modelling Research Centre > Materials Modelling group
Depositing User: Torsten Schenkel
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 09:38
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 16:30
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13849

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