The goal of this paper is to study the effect of wing flapping kinematics on roll maneuverability of flapping flight systems. Inspired from birds maneuvering action, we study the effect of asymmetric flapping angular velocities of the wings on generating roll motions on the body. To expand the generality of the results, the equations of motion are written dimensionless. The effect of aerodynamic parameter, forward velocity and wing inertia are presented. The results show that applying asymmetric velocities during flight is useful for relatively larger wings.
Volume Subject Area:Unmanned Ground and Aerial Vehicles
Topics:Flight, Wings, Equations of motion, Inertia (Mechanics), Kinematics
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