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Volume 306, 2020The 6th International Conference on Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering (ICMME 2019)
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|Published online||14 January 2020|
Aerodynamic effects of corrugation configurations in sweeping- pitching flight
School of Aerospace Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, P. R. China
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Some insects possess corrugated wings, which distinguish from the ordinary airfoils. It is important to research the corrugation effect on the aerodynamic performances. A series of corrugated wing models were designed based on former research in represent study to find out the underlying mechanisms. The effects of the corrugation pattern and inclination angle were studied using computational fluid dynamic (CFD) method during hovering flight at Reynolds numbers in the order of 104. The instantaneous aerodynamic forces and the vorticity field around the wing models were provided. The findings are as follows: (1) the results of this paper show that patterns of corrugation have different effect on aerodynamic performances. The corrugated wing like Corrug-1 changes the lift and drag very slightly compared with a flat-plate. The corrugation patterns like Corrug-2 and 3 of wing model reduce the lift and drag force. (2) the increase in the inclination angle has limited effect the aerodynamic forces. The inclination angles like corrug-3 and 4 produce almost the same forces.
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