68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 22, 2015 — November 24, 2015)

V0006: An Integrated Simulation of aWing-Body Combination for a Hovering Drosophila

  • Mehmet Sahin, Istanbul Technical University
  • Ezgi Dilek, Istanbul Technical University
  • Belkis Erzincanli, Istanbul Technical University
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2015.GFM.V0006

The parallel large-scale unstructured finite volume method based on an Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian
(ALE) formulation has been applied in order to investigate the near wake structure of a hovering
Drosophila flight. The present simulations reveal highly detailed near wake topology for a hovering Drosophila.
This is very useful in terms of understanding physics in biological flights which can provide a very
useful tool for designing bio-inspired MAVs.

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B. Erzincanli and M. Sahin, The numerical simulation of the wing kinematics effects on near wake topology and aerodynamic performance in hovering Drosophila flight. Computer and Fluids 122:90-110 (2015).


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