Vorticity generation during the clap-fling-sweep of some hovering insects

Numerical simulations of the Lighthill-Weis-Fogh mechanism are performed using a Fourier pseudo-spectral method with volume penalization. Single-winged and double-winged configurations are compared, and the vortex shedding patterns are related to the lift generated in both cases. The computations of the lift coefficient are validated against the results reported previously by Miller and Peskin (J Exp Biol 208:195-212, 2005).

Dmitry Kolomenskiy, H.K. Moffatt, Marie Farge, Kai Schneider. Vorticity generation during the clap-fling-sweep of some hovering insects. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Springer Verlag, 2010, 24 (1-4), pp.209-215. ⟨10.1007/s00162-009-0137-2⟩. ⟨hal-01024119⟩

Journal: Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics

Date de publication: 01-01-2010

Auteurs:
  • Dmitry Kolomenskiy
  • H.K. Moffatt
  • Marie Farge
  • Kai Schneider

Digital object identifier (doi): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00162-009-0137-2

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