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Title: Flexible Wing Aerodynamics in Bio-inspired Flight System
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Liu, Hao
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2014
Event Date: 1-Dec-2014
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 EF
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3-day IAS Focused Program on Bio-inspired Autonomous System and Biomimetics of Flying Animals (1 - 3 Dec) is part of IAS Focused Program on Bio-inspired Flight System and Bio-inspired Autonomous System, held 24 Nov. - 3 Dec., 2014, at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Co-sponsors Division of Biomedical Engineering (BME), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Chiba University International Cooperative Research Center (SJTU-CU ICRC).,
Abstract: Flying animals are capable of sophisticated, aerodynamic force production and precise, agile maneuvering, which are achieved through more straight-forward sensorimotor pathways to modulate power output from the steering muscles to the wing. Flight control requires complicated motor systems in response to multimodal sensory inputs and the coordination of multiple muscles across the body. Flexible structures of wing and body in flying animals have been pointed out to hold great potentials in enhancing aerodynamic performance and steering maneuverability in flapping-wing flight. The flexible strategies in biological flights and bio-inspired flight system associated with micro air vehicles very likely play an important role in the control and sensorimotor of flapping-wing flight.In this lecture, we will give an overview on how the flexible wing and the body flexion work aerodynamically in terms of aerodynamic force-production and dynamic flight stability as well as flight control. We will also discuss how the bio-inspired flexible wing-and body-based strategies are applied and implemented in designing bio-inspired flapping wings for micro air vehicles.
Prof Yizhou Wang received his PhD from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in 1988. From 1998 to 2008, he was Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics of CASS, and was Chief Editor of the influential journal World Economics and Politics. He is currently Professor of International Politics and Chinese Foreign Policy and Associate Dean in the School of International Studies at Peking University.
Prof Wang is a world leader in the study of China’s integration into the international system and the development of China’s global partnerships. His research interests focus on China’s diplomacy and its process into a global partnership, international relations theories and its studies in the West and China and trends of international institutions and laws. His recent books include Construction within Contradiction: Multiple perspectives on the relationship between China and International Organizations, New Thinking in China’s Diplomacy and Creative Involvement: Evolution of China’s Global Role.
Duration: 36 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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