Transient fluid-structure interaction analysis of a solid state ornithopter wing

Mohammad Katibeh, Onur Bilgen

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Abstract

One of the means of flight is via flapping and there were many attempts to mimic the wing motion of a bird for centuries. One interesting concept for achieving flight via flapping is the so-called solid-state ornithopter concept which works by using induced strain actuators such as piezoelectric materials for flapping. In this research, we seek to gain a better understanding of the feasibility and performance of the solid-state ornithopter concept. In this paper, the purpose is to analyze a solid state ornithopter wing concept and to study the effect of different geometric parameters. A two-way fluid-structure interaction analysis method is utilized since the geometry of the wing is changing throughout the flapping cycle, and the fluid and the solid domains interact significantly. A parameterized model is utilized in both solid and fluid domains, and the two domains are coupled. Different geometric parameters are defined in the model so that the system-level performance metrics as a function of each parameter can be examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2019
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859131
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventASME 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2019 - Louisville, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2019Sep 11 2019

Publication series

NameASME 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2019

Conference

ConferenceASME 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2019
CountryUnited States
CityLouisville
Period9/9/199/11/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomaterials
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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