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dc.contributor.authorGhommem, M.
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, D.
dc.contributor.authorCalo, Victor
dc.identifier.citationGhommem, M. and Garcia, D. and Calo, V. 2014. Enclosure enhancement of flight performance. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters. 4: 062003.

We use a potential flow solver to investigate the aerodynamic aspects of flapping flights in enclosed spaces. The enclosure effects are simulated by the method of images. Our study complements previous aerodynamic analyses which considered only the near-ground flight. The present results show that flying in the proximity of an enclosure affects the aerodynamic performance of flapping wings in terms of lift and thrust generation and power consumption. It leads to higher flight efficiency and more than 5% increase of the generation of lift and thrust. © 2014 The Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

dc.titleEnclosure enhancement of flight performance
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleTheoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters
curtin.departmentDepartment of Applied Geology
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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