Dynamic response of a piezoelectric flapping wing

Kumar, A and Khandwekar, G and Venkatesh, S and Roy Mahapatra, D and Dutta, Soma (2015) Dynamic response of a piezoelectric flapping wing. In: SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, 2015, San Diego, California, United States.

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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 or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
Depositing User: Mr. BS Shivaram
Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 10:22
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 10:22
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/12617

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