Kinematic Analysis of a Resonant Flexible-Wing Nano Air Vehicle Using a Bond Graph Approach
In recent decades, the prospect of exploiting the exceptional flying capacities of insects has prompted much research on the elaboration of flapping-wing nano air vehicles (FWNAV). However, when designing such a prototype, designers have to wade through a vast array of design solutions that reflect the wide variety of flying insects to identify the correct combination of parameters that meets their requirements. To alleviate this burden, the purpose of this paper is to develop a suitable tool to analyze the kinematics of a resonant flexible-wing nano air vehicle. The proposed tool uses a Bond Graph formalism because it is well suited to simulating multi-physical systems. Moreover, the prototype studied combines two resonant vibration modes – bending and twisting – to reproduce insect wing kinematics. This could be considered as the key to optimize the generated lift.
KeywordsFlapping wing nano air vehicle Power Energy Bond graph Flexible structure
This research is funded by Funds for Science and Technology Development of University of Technology and Education under project number T2019-06-116.
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