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Animal flight dynamics II. Longitudinal stability in flapping flight.

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Stability is essential to flying and is usually assumed to be especially problematic in flapping flight. If so, problems of stability may have presented a particular hurdle to the evolution of flapping flight. In spite of this, the stability of flapping flight has never been properly analysed. Here we use quasi-static and blade element approaches to analyse the stability provided by a flapping wing. By using reduced order approximations to the natural modes of motion, we show that wing beat f...

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10.1006/jtbi.2001.2470

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Journal of theoretical biology
Volume:
214
Issue:
3
Pages:
351-370
Publication date:
2002-02-05
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EISSN:
1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
URN:
uuid:e9e98e4f-d29f-4c68-8d76-2d6a47f522d9
Source identifiers:
164996
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pubs:164996

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