Kinematics and aerodynamic responses of locusts in sideslip

Rajeev Kumar, Sergey V Shkarayev

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Abstract

Effects of the sideslip angle on the wing-kinematics and the aerodynamic forces and moments generated by the locusts were investigated in a low-speed wind tunnel. Three locusts (Schistocerca americana) were tested at tunnel speeds of 0, 2, and 4 m/s at three body angles of attack (0°, 3° and 7°) and three sideslip angles (0°, -10° and -20°) at each angle of attack. A sensitive custom-built microbalance was used to measure the forces and moments. Simultaneous high- speed videos were taken to record the wing kinematics. Results in the form of normalized stroke-averaged forces and moments are presented and a correlation with the wing kinematics has been investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013
StatePublished - 2013
Event51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013 - Grapevine, TX, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2013Jan 10 2013

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Other51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013
CountryUnited States
CityGrapevine, TX
Period1/7/131/10/13

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Keywords

  • Flapping angle
  • Lift
  • Locust
  • Pitch
  • Pitching angle
  • Roll
  • Side force
  • Sideslip
  • Thrust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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Kumar, R., & Shkarayev, S. V. (2013). Kinematics and aerodynamic responses of locusts in sideslip. In 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013

Kinematics and aerodynamic responses of locusts in sideslip. / Kumar, Rajeev; Shkarayev, Sergey V.

51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013. 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kumar, R & Shkarayev, SV 2013, Kinematics and aerodynamic responses of locusts in sideslip. in 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013. 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013, Grapevine, TX, United States, 1/7/13.
Kumar R, Shkarayev SV. Kinematics and aerodynamic responses of locusts in sideslip. In 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013. 2013
Kumar, Rajeev ; Shkarayev, Sergey V. / Kinematics and aerodynamic responses of locusts in sideslip. 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013. 2013.
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