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Dynamic response of a piezoelectric flapping wing

Kumar, Alok and Khandwekar, Gaurang and Venkatesh, S and Mahapatra, Roy D and Dutta, S (2014) Dynamic response of a piezoelectric flapping wing. In: Conference on Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication, MAR 09-11, 2015, San Diego, CA.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2180156


Piezo-composite membranes have advantages over motorized flapping where frequencies are high and certain coupling between bending and twisting is useful to generate lift and forward flight. We draw examples of fruit fly and bumble bee. Wings with Piezo ceramic PZT coating are realized. The passive mechanical response of the wing is characterized experimentally and validated using finite element simulation. Piezoelectric actuation with uniform electrode coating is characterized and optimal frequencies for flapping are identified. The experimental data are used in an empirical model and advanced ratio for a flapping insect like condition for various angular orientations is estimated.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: Proceedings of SPIE
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Keywords: Flapping wing; MEMS; insect flight; piezo; PZT; wingbeat frequency; lift; advanced ratio
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2015 05:26
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2015 05:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52036

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