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Digital particle image velocimetry measurements of the downwash distribution of a desert locust Schistocerca gregaria.

Abstract:

Actuator disc models of insect flight are concerned solely with the rate of momentum transfer to the air that passes through the disc. These simple models assume that an even pressure is applied across the disc, resulting in a uniform downwash distribution. However, a correction factor, k, is often included to correct for the difference in efficiency between the assumed even downwash distribution, and the real downwash distribution. In the absence of any empirical measurements of the downwash...

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10.1098/rsif.2005.0090

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Author
Journal:
Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society
Volume:
3
Issue:
7
Pages:
311-317
Publication date:
2006-04-05
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EISSN:
1742-5662
ISSN:
1742-5689
URN:
uuid:c905b322-488f-4a4b-bff3-80854ab955ae
Source identifiers:
164984
Local pid:
pubs:164984

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