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A review on aerodynamics of nonflapping bird wings

Aldheeb, Mohammed Abdulmalek and Asrar, Waqar and Sulaeman, Erwin and Omar, Ashraf Ali (2016) A review on aerodynamics of nonflapping bird wings. Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management, 8 (1 (Jan-Mar)). pp. 7-17. ISSN 1984-9648

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Abstract

Birds are known for their agility, manoeuvrability, and flexibility during flight. These features allow their ability to fly under a large range of flight conditions. Bio flyers and bio aerodynamic/fluid surfaces have inspired many to perform experiments and simulations as well as to relate their results to engineering applications. Wings specifically have been the most inspirational element. Aerodynamic forces, structure, unsteady flow, fluid-structure interaction, flow control, flow adaptive elements and mechanisms, flow vortices, flapping mechanisms, and hovering flight of birds are examples of research interests. This paper presents an overview of prior analyses and experiments on the aerodynamic performance and mechanical properties of birds in steady non-flapping flight.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4277/43870
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flexibility, Porosity, Aerodynamics, Birds, Feather
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL500 Aeronautics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Waqar Asrar
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 14:45
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 11:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43870

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