Special Issue "Biomimetics in Aerospace Engineering"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: biomimetics and bioinspired aerial and aquatic robots; design, optimization, and performance enhancement of aerial vehicles; drones (UAV/MAV/NAV/PAV): fixed wings, flapping wings, tilt-rotor/wing drones, morphing drones, space and marine drones; new concepts for planetary and space exploration; aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, aeroelasticity, fluid–structure interaction; renewable energies; solar energy
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During millions of years of evolution, nature has developed processes, objects, materials, and functions to increase efficiency. Through biomimicry and inspiration from this treasure trove, engineers and biologists have become interested in learning from biological insights. Sometimes, looking at nature provides us with the best answers for the development and optimization of different types of systems, including aerospace systems. Nature always has effective solutions for many complex tasks in aerospace industries, such as drag reduction techniques, locomotion, navigation, control, sensing, and aircraft design. The growing science of biomimicry focuses on the numerous things engineers can learn about efficient solutions for aerospace systems that nature has spent millions of years refining. As an example, one of the interesting aspects of avian flight dynamics is how natural flyers, such as birds and insects, can deform their shape to optimize their flight in different flight modes. Therefore, the concept of morphing structures for aerial vehicles can be traced to the observation of birds as they fly.
This Special Issue invites submissions that apply the knowledge learned and inspired by nature and biological systems to solve concrete aerospace engineering problems, including but not limited to:
- Bioinspired morphing design for aerial systems;
- Biomimetics or bioinspired approaches for aerial systems drag reduction;
- Bioinspired drones/UAVs;
- Avian/insects and bioinspired flying systems;
- Bioinspired materials for aerospace structures;
- Bioinspired or biomimetics control techniques for aerospace systems;
- Bioinspired or biomimetics multisensory navigation;
- Bioinspired or biomimetics propulsion systems for aerial vehicles;
- Bioinspired flocking and swarming flight;
- Bioinspired amphibious systems;
- Bioinspired antipredator adoption mechanisms for aerial systems.
Prof. Dr. Mostafa Hassanalian
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Aerospace is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Bioinspired drag reduction techniques
- Biomimetics and flight efficiency
- Bioinspired aerial vehicle design
- Bioinspired materials for aerospace structures
- Bioinspired aerodynamics
- Bioinspired propulsion
- Avian and swarming flight
- Biomimicry drones/UAVs/ flapping wings
- Bioinspired navigation and control