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Effect of asymmetry in the restoring force of the "click" mechanism in insect flight

Abolfathi, A; Changizi, MA; Brennan, MJ; (2016) Effect of asymmetry in the restoring force of the "click" mechanism in insect flight. Journal of Physics: Conference Series , 744 (1) , Article 012121. 10.1088/1742-6596/744/1/012121. Green open access

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine the effect of asymmetry in the force-deflection characteristics of an insect flight mechanism on its nonlinear dynamics. An improved simplified model for insect flight mechanism is suggested and numerical methods are used to study its dynamics. The range at which the mechanism may operate is identified. The asymmetry can lead to differences in the velocity in the upward and downward movements which can be beneficial for the insect flight.

Type: Article
Title: Effect of asymmetry in the restoring force of the "click" mechanism in insect flight
Location: Southampton, UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/744/1/012121
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/744/1/012121
Language: English
Additional information: Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0). Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1503923
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