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The biomechanics of the dipteran wing hinge

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A study of the internal and external anatomy and biomechanics of the dipteran wing hinge, making use of high speed macrophotography and time-resolved micro-computed tomography
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Dipteran insects include some of the most aerobatic animals on the planet, including species such as drone flies (Eristalis tenax) which are able to hold a steady hover in the face of environmental perturbations before executing rapid and precise manoeuvres. A deep understanding of the mechanisms of wing kinematic control that afford such abilities is vital if we are to emulate these capabilities in our own bio-inspired machines. This thesis makes use of cutting-edge techniques ...

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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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University of Leeds
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Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
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1515319
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2019-02-07

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