Special Issue "Flapping Wings"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016).
Interests: Unsteady Aerodynamics, Flapping Wing MAV, Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics Flying/Swimming Studies, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle/Micro Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Vision-Based Navigation, Swarming of UAVs
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Physical and aerodynamic characteristics of insects and birds in flight offer benefits over typical propeller or rotor driven miniature air vehicle (MAV) locomotion designs in certain applications. It has become the great interest of many scientists, researchers, companies and even hobbyists around the world. The purpose of this Special Issue on flapping wings is to address the current issues and developments, and help with the design challenges associated with the further advancement of the field.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Kinematics of flapping wing
- Biological aspect of flying
- Aerodynamics of flying
- Biomimetic flying machine
- Flapping wing or flying wing mechanisms
- Visual system of flying machine
- Fluid-Structure Interaction of flapping wing
- Energy and power consideration of flying machines
- Artificial Materials and Actuators
- Biological Neuromuscular system
- Flapping wing models
Dr. Sutthiphong Srigrarom
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- Flapping wing
- Flying insects and birds
- Flying robots