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Mechanics and aerodynamics of perching manoeuvres in a large bird of prey

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This paper reviews recent results on the mechanics and aerodynamics of perching in a large bird of prey, the Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis. Data collected using onboard and high-speed video cameras are used to examine gross morphing of the wing planform by the flight muscles, and smaller-scale morphing of the wing profile by aeroelastic deflection of the feathers, Carruthers et al(1). Highresolution still images are used to reconstruct the shape of the wing using multi-station photogrammetry...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Author
Journal:
AERONAUTICAL JOURNAL
Volume:
114
Issue:
1161
Pages:
673-680
Publication date:
2010-11-05
ISSN:
0001-9240
URN:
uuid:f10fefaa-47c5-4fad-916d-2cc00d3cd07a
Source identifiers:
165003
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pubs:165003
Language:
English

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