Experimental models

E. Zussman, A. Yarin, D. Weihs

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review


Modeling of thrip wings for flapping unmanned aerial vehicle was carried out. Thrips wings was modeled using wing span 0.81 mm, average chord (rod length) 0.3 mm rod diameter 1.5 micron, and distance to diameter ratio was 10:1. The total normalized drag exerted on ellipsoids on the edge and in the center of a row moving along the normal direction. The results show that the length scale for Reynold number was rod diameter, NOT body size.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventAUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2004 - Proceedings - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Aug 32004 Aug 5


OtherAUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2004 - Proceedings
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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