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Experimental and Numerical Results of a Flapping Wing Four Bar Mechanism

Şenol, Münire Gülay
Arıkan, Kutlu Bilge
Kurtuluş, Dilek Funda
This paper exploresthedesign and testing ofa flapping wing four-bar mechanism. A four-bar linkage system kinematic analysis is introduced for flapping wing motion. Four-bar mechanism is activated by a servo motor which is driven by microcontroller. The wing undergoes apure flapping motion at afixed pitchangle. Force measurements are performed for hover modeby using a force transducer. In addition, 3D numericalanalyses are performed and the results are compared with the experimental measurements. Overall, CFD results showgood agreement with the experimental data.