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Functionally Graded Flexural Rigidity Improves FlightPerformance in Flapping Wing Insects

By J. Reade and M. Jankauski at
LogoMontana State University
Insect wings are heterogeneous structures, with flexural rigidity varying one to two orders of magnitude over the wing surface. This heterogeneity influences the deformation the flapping wing experiences during flight. However, it is not well understood how this flexural rigidity gradient affects wing performance. Here, we develop a simplified 2D... Show more
September 2, 2022
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