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Aerodynamics of aerofoil sections measured on a free-flying bird

Abstract:

Birds are adapted to a wide range of flight conditions, from steady fixed-wing glides to high angle of attack manoeuvres involving unsteady separated flows. They naturally control and exploit the transitional Reynolds number regime of Re ≈ 105 that is currently of interest in unmanned air vehicle technologies. This article presents a reconstruction of the inner portion of a wing of an eagle in free flight, during a rapid pitch-up manoeuvre at the end of a shallow glide to an elevated perch. P...

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10.1243/09544100JAERO737

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART G-JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Volume:
224
Issue:
G8
Pages:
855-864
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
2041-3025
ISSN:
0954-4100
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uuid:1c51418c-230d-440e-9dca-96fe00010160
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210754
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pubs:210754

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