Aerodynamic characterization of 'DelFly Micro' in forward flight configuration by force measurements and flow field visualization

Deng S., Percin M. , van Oudheusden B.

Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT), Shanghai, Çin, 24 - 26 Eylül 2014, cilt.99, ss.925-929 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 99
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.623
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Shanghai
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Çin
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.925-929


This study explores the flow structures and unsteady force generation mechanisms of a flapping-wing micro air vehicle 'DelFly Micro' in forward flight configuration. Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (Stereo-PIV) measurements were performed to acquire three dimensional flow fields in the wake. Six components of forces and moments were captured simultaneously by use of a miniature force sensor. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.