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Aerodynamic characterization of 'DelFly Micro' in forward flight configuration by force measurements and flow field visualization

Deng, Shuanghou
Perçin, Mustafa
van Oudheusden, Bas
This study explores the flow structures and unsteady force generation mechanisms of a flapping-wing micro air vehicle 'DelFly Micro' in forward flight configuration. Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (Stereo-PIV) measurements were performed to acquire three dimensional flow fields in the wake. Six components of forces and moments were captured simultaneously by use of a miniature force sensor.