The Use of Resonant Structures for Miniaturizing FMAVs
Övrigt konferensbidrag, 2007

The use of resonant structures in FMAVs is an idea inspired by nature. The application of resonance in an oscillating system requires a careful analysis of the involved structures in insects. The application of this concept in FMAVs yields opportunities for size reduction. As one moves away from standard constructional principles. The latter become less feasible at the small scale. It is mandatory to include the control mechanism in the design loop from the start. Control over wing kinematics in insects relies on complex wing root structures, for FMAVs other solutions are possible and needed. This article provides an overview on structures and their functions in insects and the engineering alternatives. Emphasis is on techniques which are applicable in smaller designs. In particular, control mechanisms and thorax structures are covered. Initial concepts are analyzed and presented based onmulti-body and FE representation.

flapping micro air vehicle




Caspar T. Bolsman

Björn Pålsson

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik

Hans F.L. Goosen

Rob H. Munnig Schmidt

Fred van Keulen

Proceedings of the 3rd US-European Competition and Workshop on Micro Air Vehicle Systems (MAV07) & European Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition (EMAV2007), 17-21 September 2007, Toulouse, France




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