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Flapping membrane wing: a prediction towards inter-domain flight


Abas, M. F. and Aftab, Syed Mohammed Aminuddin and Mohd Rafie, Azmin Shakrine and Yusoff, Hamid and Ahmad, Kamarul Arifin (2016) Flapping membrane wing: a prediction towards inter-domain flight. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 24 (2). pp. 439-449. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526


The purpose of this research is to gain initial knowledge and to predict the sustainability of an all-weather Micro-Aerial-Vehicle (MAV). The observed parameters are: the maximum coefficient of lift, CL and the changes in CL after impact, the fluctuation of CL upon entering simulated rain environment, and length of stability recovery in terms of time and flapping cycle, t and t/T, at flapping frequencies of 8, 16, and 24 Hz, at t/T = 3/8 and 7/8. At 24 Hz, the increase in peak CL value after impact of entering rain environment is 0.59. The average fluctuations in CL occurred when entering the rain environment are 410.263. The stability recovery time recorded is 0.006 seconds. Small birds (especially hummingbirds) have a very high flapping frequency that enables them to efficiently withstand external disturbances caused by nature and to instantly adapt to new environments.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Flapping; Flapping stability; Flat plate; Inter-domain; Membrane wing; Simulated rain
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 02:05
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 02:05
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29374
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