A flow engine element is described which converts the oscillations of a flapwing, that is mounted on a crankshaft, into rotary energy. A self-starting twin model of this energy flux converter was built and tested in a moderate stream of air. Driving this device with a motor reverses it into an air blower of the hydropulser class.
The Flapwing, A Unique Fluid Machine Element
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Gerharz, R. (June 1, 1978). "The Flapwing, A Unique Fluid Machine Element." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. June 1978; 100(2): 237–238. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3448638
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